Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mostly Sunny For Brevard County

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a forecast for moderate rip currents and a slight chance scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms for east Central Florida.
 
 
Today's weather forecast:  Isolated showers before 8 a.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.  Light and variable wind becoming north northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
 
Tonight's weather forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north after midnight. 



HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
557 AM EDT SUN SEP 23 2012

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
INLAND VOLUSIA-NORTHERN LAKE-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
SOUTHERN LAKE-NORTHERN BREVARD-
557 AM EDT SUN SEP 23 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
DEEP MOISTURE OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA HAS BEEN NUDGED SOUTHWARD BY
A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE EXTENDING FROM THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO
INTO THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA. AS A RESULT...THERE IS ONLY A SLIGHT
CHANCE FOR AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND LIGHTNING STORMS NORTH OF LAKE
KISSIMMEE AND COCOA BEACH...WITH SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING SHOWERS AND STORMS  POSSIBLE TO THE SOUTH. THE BEST CHANCE
FOR ANY STORMS WILL BE NEAR LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND JUPITER.

THE MAIN THREATS FOR TODAY`S STORMS WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING STRIKES AND LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS WHICH COULD REDUCE
VISIBILITY FOR DRIVERS AND CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND IN
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

WHILE WINDS AND INSTABILITY DON`T PARTICULARLY FAVOR SEVERE STORMS
TODAY...THE COMBINATION OF LIGHT WINDS AND VERY DEEP MOISTURE COULD
ALLOW SOME HEAVIER SHOWERS OR STORMS TO FORM FUNNEL CLOUDS ACROSS
OKEECHOBEE...INDIAN RIVER...SAINT LUCIE AND MARTIN COUNTIES. THIS
COULD ALSO RESULT IN A BRIEF WATERSPOUT OVER THE INTRACOASTAL AND
NEAR SHORE ATLANTIC OR A LANDSPOUT TYPE TORNADO...ESPECIALLY OVER
LAND AREAS ADJACENT TO THESE BODIES OF WATER...INCLUDING LAKE
OKEECHOBEE.


.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
PERSISTENT LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL GENERATE A MODERATE RISK FOR
RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES TODAY. THE THREAT WILL BE HIGHEST
THIS MORNING THROUGH ABOUT NOON...AND AGAIN AFTER 600 PM...DUE TO
TIDAL EFFECTS. CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROL FOR THE LATEST SURF
CONDITIONS AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
DRIER AIR FILTERING INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL LEAD TO MINIMAL
COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS MONDAY AND TUESDAY....WITH RAIN
CHANCES RETURNING TO NORMAL OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE FROM MID TO LATE
WEEK.