Issue Date: 1106 AM EST Wed Mar 3 2021
As of 11 AM, a line of showers extended just to the south and
east of a line from Sebastian to Fort Drum to near Okeechobee.
This line will continue moving to the east at 25 to 30 mph and
will bring moderate to heavy downpours across Okeechobee, Indian
River, Saint Lucie and Martin counties through the rest of this
morning into early afternoon. Gusty winds to around 30 to 35 mph
will also be possible as well as lightning if a storm is able to
develop. Rainfall accumulation will range from a tenth to one
quarter of an inch. Shower activity is expected push offshore by 1
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Issue Date: 503 AM EST Wed Mar 3 2021
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
A line of showers with embedded isolated thunderstorms will cross
east central Florida today. Main threats with any storms that form
will be heavy downpours, lightning strikes, and wind gusts up to
40 mph, mainly along the Treasure Coast this afternoon.
.HIGH WIND IMPACT...
Breezy conditions expected along the Space and Treasure Coasts
today, with winds 15 to 20 mph. Southwest winds this morning
veering northwest behind the frontal passage into this afternoon.
.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
Rough surf, a developing southward flowing longshore current, and
a moderate risk of rip currents today. Large breaking waves can
knock you off your feet and make you even more susceptible to
becoming caught in the seaward pull of a rip current. In addition,
developing breezy north to northwest winds will produce a strong
southward flowing longshore current this afternoon, which can
knock swimmers off the sandbar into deeper water and make them
more susceptible to dangerous rip currents.
Only swim near a lifeguard and never swim alone.
.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
A strong thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out this afternoon
along and offshore from the Treasure Coast, as the line of showers
pushes through. Main threats will be heavy downpours, lightning
strikes, and wind gusts up to 34 knots.
.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Hazardous boating conditions today, with southwest winds up to
20 to 25 knots offshore north of Sebastian Inlet this morning.
Then, winds diminishing to around 15 to 20 knots this afternoon
into the overnight, as they veer north to northwest behind the
front. Seas 4 to 6 feet, with up to 7 feet well offshore of the
Brevard and Volusia Coasts. Small Craft Advisories remain in
effect for those waters, but small craft should exercise caution
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
At least a moderate risk of rip currents and hazardous seas are
expected to continue into mid-week.
Another low pressure center is forecast to develop over the gulf
of Mexico on Saturday. There will be a chance of storms Saturday
with approach of this system, with a few of the storms possibly
becoming strong as the low and associated cold front crosses the
state late Saturday. Strong winds and building seas, with rough
surf conditions are expected over the open Atlantic Sunday and
into early next week.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.