TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika remain off the west coast of Florida. It’s not an organized system, but it is an area of low pressure with a lot of moisture. Overnight on Tuesday and through the day, this low pressure area will move to our north just off the west coast. If the low tracks a little closer to the coastline, we could still see some heavy rain, especially on coastal areas. By Wednesday the low should track well to our north and by Thursday, we should see the typical Florida weather pattern with morning sun and afternoon storms.
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DESOTO COUNTY INFO- (update 1:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31)
The National Weather Service has revised the flood warnings for Peace River and Horse Creek in DeSoto County. Any additional heavy rain will change the forecast listed below. Peace River continues to rise and it currently at 13.19. It is now predicted to crest on Wednesday at 14.5 Feet. Horse Creek crested Sunday at 15.27 feet and is falling. It is currently at 14.86 feet and should fall back below flood stage on Saturday. A public shelter will open tonight at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall starting at 7 PM. 2260 NE Roan St. Arcadia, FL 34266.