National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook
for east-central Florida.
Products issued at:135 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017

threat awareness

135 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. .THUNDERSTORM IMPACT... A late season front will push through central Florida today and may trigger isolated thunderstorms across Saint Lucie and Martin counties as it encounters lingering high moisture over the area. Brisk southwesterly winds aloft will push showers and thunderstorms to the northeast around 40 mph. While storm coverage will be greatly reduced from Wednesday, it should be noted that all thunderstorms are capable of producing deadly cloud to ground lightning. Due to their rapid motion, if skies darken to the west and southwest, residents should not wait for thunder to move indoors. .MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT... Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will move northeast at around 40 knots. Due to this rapid motion, any thunderstorms that develop will be capable of generating wind gusts well in excess of 35 knots. .FIRE WEATHER IMPACT... Despite the beneficial rain most areas received on Wednesday, much of east central Florida remains in a severe to extreme drought with average rainfall well below average since January of this year. Furthermore, drier air will begin to filter into central Florida behind an approaching late season front, while breezy west to southwest winds today that will aid in the spread of any new or existing wild fires. .RIP CURRENT IMPACT... A small, long period background swell will combine with a strong astronomical tide to generate a moderate rip current threat along area beaches today. The threat will be highest through 5:00 PM due to tidal effects. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. Much drier air will work its way into Central Florida as the weekend approaches, resulting in low relative humidity that could aid in the spread of wildfires. Residents are urged to check with local authorities regarding any burn bans that could impact outdoor activities for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Thunderstorms are not forecast until early next week. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed today. $$ Bragaw/Sedlock




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