Issue Date: 432 AM EDT Sat May 21 2022
...ISOLATED STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE INTERIOR AND LAKE REGION TODAY...
...MARGINAL RISK OF EXCESSIVE RAIN LAKE REGION TODAY...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS RETURN TO EAST COAST TODAY...
...ELEVATED RISK OF EXCESSIVE HEAT ACROSS INTERIOR WEST TODAY...
This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
Rip currents: There is a high risk of rip currents today along the
Atlantic beaches. Heed the advise of the beach patrol and swim only
in guarded beaches.
Thunderstorms: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast today
primarily across the interior and Lake Okeechobee region. A few
storms could be strong with one or two possibly severe. Strong wind
gusts, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rain are the main
concerns. Small or large hail is also possible with the strongest
Wind: The strongest storms today could produce wind gusts in excess
of 40 mph with one or two capable of producing wind gusts in excess
of 58 mph.
Hail: The strongest storms today could product small hail with one or
two capable of producing hail of one inch or greater.
Flooding: There is a marginal risk of excessive rainfall around the
Lake Okeechobee region. The heaviest storms could cause localized
flooding of roads and poor drainage areas.
Temperatures: There is a potential for heat indices today reaching
98-102 across portions of south Florida with areas in the interior
west potentially exceeding 102 degrees. Drink plenty of fluids if
involved in outdoor activities, wear light color clothing, and take
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
A more typical pattern of diurnal isolated to scattered thunderstorms
is forecast to return through much of the upcoming week. Main concern
will be occasional to frequent lightning strikes, brief periods of
locally heavy rain, and gusty winds.
The high risk of rip currents will continue for the Atlantic beaches
through at least the first half of the upcoming week.
A limited risk of excessive heat will continue for portions of the
interior west through at least Sunday.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however,
individual spotters are encouraged to report high wind, hail and
flooding to the National Weather Service forecast office in Miami.
For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at www.weather.gov/miami.