Friday, September 21, 2012

Showers and Thunderstorms For Brevard County

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook which forecasts moderate rip currents and scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms for east Central Florida.
 
 
Today's weather forecast:  Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.  Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
 
Tonight's weather forecast: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers.   Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.  East northeast wind around 5 mph.   Chance of precipitation is 30%.
 
 
 
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
540 AM EDT FRI SEP 21 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-
540 AM EDT FRI SEP 21 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
DEEP MOISTURE OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL MAINTAIN ABOVE AVERAGE
RAIN CHANCES TODAY. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA...MAINLY DURING THE
AFTERNOON...AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH. A FEW
STRONGER STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE...PRODUCING FREQUENT
LIGHTNING...STRONG WIND GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH...AND LOCAL HEAVY
RAINFALL UP TO 1 TO 2 INCHES. THIS WILL BE ESPECIALLY TRUE WITH
ANY STORMS THAT INTERACT WITH THE SEA BREEZE INTO MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON.

.DENSE FOG/SMOKE IMPACT...
LOCAL POCKETS OF DENSE FOG WILL OCCUR ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
THROUGH THE PREDAWN HOURS. DRIVER ENCOUNTERING FOG DURING THE
MORNING COMMUTE SHOULD ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR
DESTINATION. REDUCE SPEED WHEN ENCOUNTERING FOG AS VISIBILITY CAN
DETERIORATE RAPIDLY...ESPECIALLY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. THE FOG WILL
DISSIPATE BY MID MORNING.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
LINGERING LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL GENERATE A MODERATE RIP CURRENT
THREAT ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY. THE THREAT WILL BE HIGHEST
THROUGH 10 AM THIS MORNING AND AFTER 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON DUE TO
TIDAL EFFECTS. CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROL FOR THE LATEST SURF
CONDITIONS AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
SCATTERED STORMS WILL MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST BETWEEN 10 AND 15
MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THESE STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
PRODUCE WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 KNOTS OVER INLAND LAKES...AS WELL AS
THE INTRACOASTAL AND NEARSHORE ATLANTIC WATERS...ESPECIALLY NORTH
OF THE CAPE WHERE WINDS WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO PUSH THE STORMS
OFFSHORE.

.WATERSPOUT IMPACT...
VERY LIGHT WINDS AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL ALLOW THE EAST
COAST SEA BREEZE TO FORM...THOUGH SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL PREVENT IT
FROM PUSHING VERY FAR INLAND. AS AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ENCOUNTER THIS BOUNDARY...ONE OR TWO OF THEM MAY
SPIN UP A BRIEF WATERSPOUT. STORM MOTION WILL BE NORTH TO
NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
SUFFICIENT MOISTURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION FOR ABOVE
AVERAGE RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE THROUGH SATURDAY.

ANOTHER WEAK FRONT WILL APPROACH FLORIDA LATE THIS WEEKEND. DRIER
AIR WILL ACCOMPANY THE FRONT WITH RAIN CHANCES DECREASING
SLIGHTLY.