BROOKSVILLE - National Weather Service predictions show scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through Thursday across north Florida and back into the Western Gulf of Mexico, causing moderate to occasionally heavy rain in Hernando County.
Starting today, storms systems in the central U.S. should help lift some of the moisture and rainfall along the Gulf, according to the NWS.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, the county experienced severe weather and flooding Monday, and meteorologists predicted at least 2 to 4 more inches of rain Tuesday.
The Hernando County Emergency Operations Center is at Level 3 activation monitoring, which means no plans are in place right now for a Local State of Emergency, according to the sheriff's office.
The sheriff's office is not providing sandbags at this time, but residents can purchase sandbags from local home improvement stores, according to the sheriff's office.
Hernando County schools are open, the county will remain on flood watch throughout Wednesday evening, and Culbreath Road from Powell Road to Endsley Road has been closed and barricaded due to flooding.
Several roads are open but being monitored, according to the sheriff's office, including: Powell Road and Cedar Lane, and Citrus Way and Kensington Road.
Flooding signs have been posted on several of these locations, the sheriff's office said.
Camper's Holiday has experienced minor flooding, and although the lake there has overflowed the banks, no homes are currently in danger.
Cloverleaf Mobile Home Park and Lakeside Mobile Home Park both also reported experiencing minor street flooding.