The recent steady rains on Sunday and Monday have saturated the ground across most of North Florida. And with more heavy rain on the way, the National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Watch through Tuesday evening for Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Marion, Putnam, and St Johns counties. The combination of a frontal boundary over the region and a wave of lower pressure forming over the Gulf of Mexico will continue to send rounds of rain across the peninsula, getting a bit heavier and longer lasting on Tuesday. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches is expected in most areas through Tuesday night, with locally higher amounts possible in Marion and Levy counties. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.