HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Issue Date: 1258 PM EDT Fri May 20 2022
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
Strong to marginally severe thunderstorms will be possible this
afternoon and evening as instability increases due to additional
moisture and upper level energy. Primary hazards will be wind
gusts of 45 to 55 mph, with gusts to 60 mph possible in the
strongest storms, as well as 0.5 to 1 inch hail, frequent cloud-
to- ground lightning, and torrential downpours. Move indoors to
safety at the first sign of threatening skies, or if you hear
Torrential rain is expected from today`s storms. Many areas will
receive between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall, with some locations
which see repeated rounds of storms pickup up 3 to 5 inches, and
possibly a little more. This will produce rapid inundation of
roads, and other urban and other poorly drained, low lying areas.
Never attempt to cross flooded roads, as the water depth may be
too great to allow your vehicle to make it safely through. Turn
around, don`t drown.
.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
There will be a Moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the
central Florida Atlantic beaches today. While rip currents will be
present all day, they will be most numerous after 300 PM.
Remember to always swim within sight of a lifeguard and never enter
the ocean alone.
.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Storms will also be capable of producing wind gusts in excess of
35 knots and locally higher waves as they move northward across
area lakes, the Intracoastal Waterway, and local Atlantic waters.
Boaters should water for storms approaching from the south today
and seek safe harbor ahead of any storms.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed this afternoon and tonight.
However, please relay any reports of flooding or rainfall amounts
of two inches or greater to the National Weather Service in