Friday, June 10, 2016

More Rain To Soak Parts Of Central Florida On Friday

ORLANDO, Florida -- More rain is on the way for parts of Central Florida that have already seen record rainfall amounts during the past few days.

According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida, a very moist atmosphere when combined with daytime heating and light steering winds will allow both the east and west coast sea breezes, as well as lake breezes around the larger lakes, to form by early afternoon.  

As the sea breezes push inland, they will initially trigger showers over the warming land mass that will transition into mid-to-late afternoon storms away from the coast and in the interior.

Slow storm motion and very heavy rains will increase the potential for local flooding from Southern Lake County across Orange County, Osceola and Okeechobee counties east to the coast from South Brevard to Martin County 

The main threats from these storms will be dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning and locally heavy rainfall due to slower storm motion. Wind gusts up to 40 mph will also be possible with any stronger storms.