Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flood Watch, Coastal Flood, High Surf Advisories For East Central Florida

The National Weather Service In Melbourne, Florida, has issued a High Surf Advisory, Coast Flood Advisory, and Flood Watch for all of east Central Florida.

Breezy east-to-northeast winds will prevail along the coast this morning with sustained winds between 15 and 20 mph and gusts over 30 mph. 

Winds over the interior will range from 10 to 15 mph with occasional gusts to 20 mph. These winds will continue to generate hazardous boating conditions and high surf that could result in minor coastal flooding and beach erosion, mainly during the times of high tide. 

Deep moisture, associated with a trough of low pressure, will continue to overspread the area this morning, generating numerous showers and isolated storms that will move onshore and push well inland. 

These showers will be capable of producing gusty winds and brief heavy downpours, with one-quarter to one-half inch of rain possible within a short period. Should any persistent shower bands develop, then locally higher amounts over an inch will be possible. 

A flood watch remains in effect from Brevard county south to Martin County.

High Surf Advisory

A High Surf Advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Breaking waves will build to 6 feet today and rip currents pose hazardous conditions for swimmers.

Coast Flood Advisory

A Coast Flood Advisory remains in effect until 4 a.m. on Friday.

Onshore winds and high seas will combine to generate minor flooding of low-lying areas along the shore and intracoastal waterways.

Rough surf will cause additional beach erosion, especially in places weakened by large wave from recent tropical systems.

Flood Watch

A Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight.

There will be the potential for heavy to excessive rainfall, especially along   the coast from Brevard County southward through Martin County.

Rainfall amounts up to 2 to 4 inches are forecast across these coastal counties, with the potential for locally higher amounts. This heavy rainfall will potentially worsen or lead to additional flooding issues for these areas.