HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Issue Date: 938 AM EDT Mon May 16 2022
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
Drier air will limit storm coverage today, but the greatest
chance for storms will be over Martin, Saint Lucie and Okeechobee
counties this afternoon where a little higher moisture will exist.
Any storms that do form will have the potential to become strong,
producing frequent lightning strikes, strong wind gusts up to 40
to 50 mph, small hail, and locally heavy rainfall. Storm motion
will be toward the east or northeast at 15 to 25 mph.
.COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT...
High astronomical tides will produce above normal water levels
around the times of high tide from this evening through Tuesday
evening. This may cause minor inundation of low lying properties
near inlets, nearby areas along the Intracoastal Waterway, and
adjacent canals. Some docks may briefly get overtopped by water.
.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A Moderate risk of life threatening rip currents exists at the
beaches of east central Florida. To reduce your risk of becoming
caught in the seaward pull of a rip current, swim only within
sight of a lifeguard, and never enter the ocean alone.
.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Storms this afternoon and early this evening will be capable of
producing wind gusts of 35 to 45 knots as they push offshore the
coast mainly south of Sebastian Inlet.
.RIVER FLOOD IMPACT...
River levels along the Saint Johns River at Astor are forecast to
remain near Action Stage of 2.0 feet through early this week
before gradually decreasing below Action Stage from mid to late
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
Afternoon heat index values are forecast to reach the mid to
upper 90s from mid to late week. Lower rain chances are expected
from Tuesday through Thursday, but isolated afternoon storms will
still be possible.
The rip current threat will remain Moderate at all central
Florida Atlantic beaches this week.
Deep moisture will lift northward across the area Friday into the
weekend and bring much higher coverage of rain and storms.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.