Flood Watch for FL West Coast around Tampa

TAMPA -- The entire Tampa Bay area is under a flood watch through Friday morning.

National Weather Service meteorologist Richard Rude in Ruskin says high pressure in the Keys and a front moving into North Florida will bring more rain, to places where the ground is already saturated.

Rude says areas north of I-4 could see three to six inches of rain... two to three inches for places south of I-4.

Flood warnings are up for several rivers, including the Hillsborough River at Morris Bridge Road and Hillsborough River State Park, as well as the Peace River in .

Flooding has forced eight people out of their home in Zepnyrhills according to Pasco emergency management. Some residential flooding is also reported in Sumter County.

Listen to an interview with Richard Rude.

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