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Fort Pierce, Florida

Lat: 27.44N, Lon: 80.32W
Wx Zone: FLZ059
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Issue Date: 947 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018
Expiration: 1615 GMT 26 2018

.NOW... ...Scattered Showers Across the Treasure Coast This Morning... At 9:40 a.m. scattered showers were located over Martin and St. Lucie counties. These showers will be capable of producing brief heavy downpours through this morning as they move to the northwest at approximately 15 mph. Shower activity is also expected to spread into Okeechobee and Indian River county this morning with brief heavy downpours being the main concern. Areas farther north can expect partly to considerably cloudy skies with only isolated showers possible.

Issue Date: 438 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018
Expiration: 2100 GMT 26 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. .THUNDERSTORM IMPACT... Increasing moisture will be responsible for an increase in showers with embedded afternoon lightning storms, mainly inland from the immediate coast, south of metro Orlando to Sebastian Inlet. Brief periods of heavy rain, cloud to ground lightning strikes, and wind gusts to around 40 mph will occur with the strongest activity. There will be an increasing likelihood of storms overnight as ingredients become more favorable overall. .FLOOD IMPACT... Minor nuisance type flooding will be possible where briefly heavy rains fall. Some locations are experiencing saturated soil due to heavier rains last week. .RIP CURRENT IMPACT... Weather and ocean conditions will produce a Moderate risk of rip currents at the beaches of east central Florida. The threat of rip currents will be most pronounced around time of low tide early this afternoon. Always swim within sight of a lifeguard and do not swim alone. .MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT... Wind gusts in stronger storms over lakes and bodies of water will approach 35 to 40 mph this afternoon. Gusts over the Atlantic waters may also be briefly greater than 35 knots in stronger marine based storms moving northwest this afternoon mainly south of Kissimmee to Sebastian Inlet. .WIND AND SEA IMPACT... Boating conditions will slowly deteriorate with choppy seas developing by tonight as the center of Tropical Cyclone Alberto moves north over the Yucatan Channel later today. Expect increasing winds and building seas, with increasing chances for squally showers and lightning storms late tonight into Sunday. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. As Alberto lifts northward over the eastern gulf, abundant tropical moisture will remain across the region and locally heavy rainfall is expected through at least Memorial Day. The main hazard will be locally heavy rainfall with the potential for localized flooding. Dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes, gusty winds and an isolated tornado will also be a concern as the system moves generally northward over the Gulf of Mexico with closest point of approach to central Florida on Sunday. Boating conditions will remain hazardous Sunday into Monday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated today.

Issue Date: 400 PM EDT Fri May 25 2018
Expiration: 2000 GMT 27 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a * Flood Watch for a portion of east central Florida, including the following areas, Coastal Volusia County, Indian River, Inland Volusia County, Martin, Northern Brevard County, Northern Lake County, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Southern Brevard County, Southern Lake County, and St. Lucie. * From Saturday afternoon through Monday evening * A prolonged period of heavy rainfall potential is expected across the area as Alberto moves northward through the Gulf of Mexico and pulls deep tropical moisture over east central Florida. Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are possible. Storm total rainfall amounts may reach up to 6 to 8 inches in localized by Monday. This will cause a concern for flooding across east central Florida, especially in areas that received heavy rainfall earlier this month. * Heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding on roadways and in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Do not drive across flooded roadways. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. &&