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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook...Updated
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
535 AM EDT Fri May 20 2022

Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 0-20 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line 20-60 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-Inland Volusia-
Northern Lake-Orange-Seminole-Osceola-Okeechobee-Coastal Volusia-
Southern Lake-Coastal Indian River-Coastal Saint Lucie-
Coastal Martin-Inland Northern Brevard-Inland Indian River-
Inland Saint Lucie-Inland Martin-Mainland Northern Brevard-
Northern Brevard Barrier Islands-Inland Southern Brevard-
Mainland Southern Brevard-Southern Brevard Barrier Islands-
535 AM EDT Fri May 20 2022



A northward surge of Caribbean moisture into central Florida will
result in numerous to widespread showers and scattered lightning
storms across east central Florida today. Activity is expected to
initially begin from around Lake Okeechobee to the Treasure Coast
through mid to late morning, then spread north across the rest of
east central Florida through the afternoon. Scattered showers and
a few storms will linger through late evening, mainly north of
Lake Kissimmee and Melbourne, and may not completely end across
the far north until after midnight.

Storm motion will be toward the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph,
with multiple rounds of storms possible at any one location. Brief
wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, cloud to ground lightning, and heavy
downpours will accompany today`s storms. Move indoors to safety
at the first sign of threatening skies, or if you hear thunder.

Torrential rain is expected from today`s storms. Many areas will
receive between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall, with some locations
which see repeated rounds of storms pickup up 3 to 5 inches, and
possibly a little more. This will produce rapid inundation of
roads, and other urban and other poorly drained, low lying areas.

Never attempt to cross flooded roads, as the water depth may be
too great to allow your vehicle to make it safely through. Turn
around, don`t drown.

Storms will also be capable of producing wind gusts in excess of
35 knots and locally higher waves as they move northward across
area lakes, the Intracoastal Waterway, and local Atlantic waters.
Boaters should water for storms approaching from the south today
and seek safe harbor ahead of any storms.

There will be a Moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the
central Florida Atlantic beaches today. While rip currents will be
present all day, they will be most numerous until 930 AM this
morning, and again after 300 PM.

Remember to always swim within sight of a lifeguard and never enter
the ocean alone.

High coverage of showers and storms is expected again on Saturday,
along with a continued threat for localized flooding of poorly
drained areas. Storm coverage will decrease next week, with only
isolated activity expected along the coast and scattered showers
and storms inland. Cloud to ground lightning strikes, torrential
rainfall and gusty winds will be possible in stronger storms.

The rip current threat will remain moderate at the central Florida
Atlantic beaches this weekend.

Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight. However,
please relay any reports of flooding or rainfall amounts of two
inches or greater to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.



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