A school bus and three cars drive down the flooded Snell Isle Boulevard on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg. ALLIE GOULDING | Times ST. PETERSBURG — After 3 to 4 inches of rain in the past week, several Snell Isle roads were deeply flooded Tuesday afternoon around high tide. With the area prone to flooding, rain in recent weeks didn’t make things better, said Andrew McKaughan, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. So when 1 to 2 inches of rain came Tuesday around noon, just before high tide at 1 p.m., a lot of it stayed on the streets. “We’ve had so much rain in the last week or two that the ground is pretty saturated so it can’t take quite as much rainfall as it probably could,” McKaughan said. Some areas in southern Pinellas County have gotten as much as 5 inches of rain in the past seven days, he said. Other areas in Hillsborough County have gotten as much as 8 inches, McKaughan said. On Aug. 2, areas of St. […]