HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Issue Date: 1028 AM EDT Wed May 18 2022
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
A few lighting storms along the coast will be possible early this
afternoon as the east coast sea breeze begins to develop and push
inland. Otherwise, isolated to scattered storms are generally
expected from mid afternoon through early evening, mainly for
areas west of Interstate 95 as the sea breeze moves inland. Any
storms will be capable of producing frequent lightning strikes
and gusty winds up to 40 mph. Slow and variable storm motion will
also lead to locally heavy rainfall, around 1 to 2 inches, with
.EXCESSIVE HEAT IMPACT...
Hot conditions are expected to develop this afternoon, especially
west of Interstate 95 where temperatures reach the low to mid 90s
and peak heat indices will be in the upper 90s.
.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
There is a moderate risk of rip currents at all Central Florida
Atlantic beaches today. Always swim within sight of a life guard
and never enter the surf alone.
.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Lightning storms from mid to late afternoon and early evening
will be capable of producing wind gusts to around 35 knots over
inland lakes and waterways.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
Afternoon heat index values are forecast to reach the mid to
upper 90s Thursday and Friday. Low rain chances are expected
again on Thursday, though isolated afternoon storms will still be
possible west of Interstate 95. Rain chances increase rapidly on
Friday and Saturday, with numerous showers and lightning storms in
The rip current threat will be low to moderate at the central
Florida Atlantic beaches this week.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.