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429 AM EDT Thu Jul 7 2022

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
Scattered to numerous showers and lightning storms are expected
along and ahead of the east coast sea breeze today, with the
highest storm chances over the interior counties during the
late afternoon. Any stronger storm will be capable of producing 
frequent lighting strikes, brief wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph, and 
torrential rainfall. Move indoors to safety at the first sign of 
threatening skies, or if you hear thunder.

.FLOOD IMPACT...
Rainfall totals could reach 2 to 3 inches in a few locations, 
mainly across the interior counties from late afternoon through 
sunset. This could cause minor poor drainage flooding of roads,
urban and low lying areas. Never try to drive across a water
covered road, and the depth may be too great to allow your vehicle
to safely make it across.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
A few wind gusts to 35 knots will be possible over interior lakes
today, with the greatest chance well inland From Lake George to
the Kissimmee lake chain and the north shore of Lake Okeechobee
westward across Lake County and the Kissimmee River Basin.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
There will be a moderate risk of rip currents at all east central
Florida beaches today. While rip currents will be present all 
day, the risk will be highest through 1130 AM this morning, and 
again after 530 PM this afternoon. To reduce your risk of getting 
caught in the seaward pull of a rip current, always swim near a 
lifeguard and never enter the ocean alone.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
Scattered to locally numerous showers and lightning storms are 
forecast through this weekend, with the highest chances across the
interior. The main threats from any stronger storms will be 
frequent lightning, as well as gusty winds and torrential 
downpours.

A moderate risk of rip currents is expected to continue through 
late week and into the upcoming weekend.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.

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Cristaldi