Issue Date: 947 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018
Expiration: 1615 GMT 26 2018
...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
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
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.
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.
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
.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
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.
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