HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Issue Date: 533 AM EDT Mon May 28 2018
Expiration: 0000 GMT 29 2018
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
Showers and isolated storms will increase across the area into
the afternoon, with greatest coverage expected south and east of
the I-4 corridor. Any heavier showers or storms will be capable of
producing gusty winds up to 40 mph as they move quickly toward
the north to northeast up to 35 to 45 mph. Additional storm
threats will include dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes
and locally heavy rainfall of 2 to 3 inches.
Conditions remain favorable for heavy rainfall and localized
flooding where any persistent rainbands set up, especially across
Okeechobee County, Brevard County and the Treasure Coast. It was
over this area where heavy rains fell yesterday and where
greatest coverage of showers and storms are expected today. A
Flood Watch continues for this portion of east central Florida
through this evening. Anyone planning travel should not try to
drive through water of unknown depth on roadways.
.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
Breezy southerly winds will generate a strong northward moving
current along the coast today. This can knock swimmers off the
sandbar into deeper water and make them more susceptible to
dangerous rip currents along area beaches. Always swim near a
lifeguard and never swim alone.
.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Heavier showers and isolated storms developing over the area this
afternoon, will be capable of producing gusts around 34 knots as
they move quickly toward the north to northeast up to 30 to 40
knots and offshore through early this evening.
.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Poor to hazardous boating conditions will continue over the
coastal waters today into tonight. Southerly winds up to 15 to 20
knots nearshore and up to 20 to 25 knots offshore, will decrease
to 15 to 20 knots late today into tonight. These winds will keep
seas elevated to around 6 to 7 feet away from the coast.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
Abundant moisture will continue to linger across the region
through late week, which will continue to generate above normal
coverage of showers and storms each afternoon. The main hazards
will be a lingering potential for localized heavy rainfall and
minor flooding, as well as strong gusty winds and dangerous
lightning strikes with any storms.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today. However, spotters are
requested to report rainfall amounts of 2 inches or greater to
the National Weather Service in Melbourne.
Issue Date: 439 AM EDT Mon May 28 2018
Expiration: 1300 GMT 28 2018
...Showers Increasing Over the Treasure Coast...
...Hazardous Boating and Beach Conditions Today...
At 430 AM, doppler radar showed light to moderate rain showers
spreading rapidly north at around 35 MPH from south Florida across
the Treasure Coast Counties of Indian River, Saint Lucie and
Martin. Communities from Barefoot Bay and Sebastian south to Jupiter
and Tequesta will pick up additional rainfall amounts ranging from a
few hundredths up to one quarter of an inch of rain. Any lightning
strikes are expected to remain offshore over the Atlantic.
In addition, boating and beach conditions will remain hazardous over
the local Atlantic today with rough choppy surf and numerous strong
Rip Currents in the surf zone, and seas up to 6 to 8 feet offshore.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all but the near shore
Volusia County Waters, where Small Craft Should Exercise Caution.
A Beach Hazards Statement is in effect through sunset.
Issue Date: 438 AM EDT Mon May 28 2018
Expiration: 0000 GMT 29 2018
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement for dangerous rip currents and a strong
longshore current, which is in effect through this evening.
* HAZARDS...Breezy southerly winds will generate a strong
northward moving current along the coast, with dangerous rip
currents along area beaches today.
* TIMING...Strong northward flowing currents will be present from
today through this evening, with the risk for rip currents being
particularly high from 11:00 AM through late this afternoon due
to the outgoing tide.
* LOCATION...All of the east central Florida coast.
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A northward flowing current can be strong
enough to knock you off the sandbar into deeper water, making
you more susceptible to dangerous rip currents along area
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.
Issue Date: 239 PM EDT Sun May 27 2018
Expiration: 0000 GMT 29 2018
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of east central Florida, including the following
areas, Indian River, Martin, Northern Brevard County,
Okeechobee, Southern Brevard County, and St. Lucie.
* Through Monday evening
* Deep tropical moisture will remain in the wake of Alberto and
keep high rain chances in the forecast through Monday night.
Individual periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms with
heavy downpours will be capable of producing 2 to 3 inches of
rain in a short period. In areas that see multiple rounds of
showers and thunderstorms, total rainfall amounts could reach 4
to 6 inches by Monday night.
* Heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding on
roadways and in low-lying and poor drainage areas particularity
in areas that received heavy rainfall over the past several
weeks. 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