Published: Oct 10, 2011 5:58 PM EDT

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- The National Weather Service has issued a river flood warning for Desoto County.

The Peace River is near seven feet in height with a flood stage of 11 feet. The river is expected to a peak Wednesday night at 12.4 feet or 1.4 feet above flood stage.

Residents in flood prone areas along the Peace River are advised to monitor local weather to stay abreast of the current flood conditions.

As always, motorists are reminded to avoid flooded areas.