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Flooding And Strong Storms Possible Friday

Jeff Huffman

A significant rain event with a low-end risk for severe weather is likely in North Florida on Friday and Friday night.Many area rivers are already near flood stage and every heavy rainfall event, such as this one, poses an increased risk for flooding, especially in the Suwannee River valley and near the Florida-Georgia border.

In addition to the potential for heavy rain and flooding, the storm system that will trigger the wet weather is also expected to carry with it a risk for severe weather. 

Uncertainty is unusually high in the strength and track of the area of low pressure, both of which will play a role in the location and severity of any thunderstorm activity. 

You can follow Jeff Huffman on Twitter @huffmanweather.

Jeff Huffman is Chief Meteorologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to his full-time position at the university's radio and television stations, WUFT-FM/TV and WRUF-TV, the latter of which he co-founded, Huffman also provides weather coverage to public radio stations throughout Florida