Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thunderstorms Headed Across East Central Florida

Thunderstorms capable of producing gusty winds will continue to move across east Central Florida through late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida.

Through late afternoon, a few strong storms will push offshore Southern Volusia and Northern Brevard Counties. Elsewhere scattered showers with a few embedded thunderstorms will maintain coverage across Central Florida with the best chances for storms from near Tampa, to Orlando and Sanford, to near New Smyrna Beach.

Additional isolated showers and storms will develop near Kissimmee and Holopaw over to Melbourne. The stronger storms will produce wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph. Movement will be northeast at at 35 to 40 mph.

Rain chances will be too low to mention for the Treasure Coast and near Lake Okeechobee this afternoon, but with better opportunity into tonight.

Generally north of the Interstate 4 corridor, areas of light to moderate rain will occur through sunset.

For beachgoers, a moderate threat will exist for strong and dangerous rip currents at area beaches today.

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