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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
943 PM EDT Tue Oct 20 2020

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-Southern Brevard-Osceola-
Indian River-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Martin-Coastal Volusia-
Southern Lake-Northern Brevard-
943 PM EDT Tue Oct 20 2020



Isolated lightning storms will be possible overnight, mainly along
and offshore from the Treasure Coast. Cloud to ground lightning
strikes and brief heavy rainfall will be possible as these storms
move westward at around 20 to 25mph.

Heavy downpours from fast moving showers and storms may produce a
quick 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, which could cause temporary
ponding of water on roads and in poor drainage areas. Indian
River, Saint Lucie, and Martin Counties remain the most
susceptible to additional temporary inundation ponding of water in
low areas.

There will continue to be a High risk of rip currents at all east
central Florida beaches. While the threat for rip currents will
be present all night, it will be highest during the hours
surrounding low tide. Use extreme caution. Always swim within
sight of a lifeguard and never swim alone.

Hazardous conditions continue across the Atlantic waters for
small craft operators. East winds of 15 to 20 knots will gust to
around 25, with seas of 6 to 8 feet. A Small Craft Advisory
remains in effect for the local Atlantic.

The latest forecast has the Saint Johns River at Astor remaining
right around Moderate Flood Stage through the rest of this week.
Elsewhere, the Saint Johns River at Sanford and near Lake Harney,
is forecast to stay within Action Stage, while at DeLand the river
is forecast to remain just below Action Stage. Refer to daily
Flood Statements and River Statements from NWS Melbourne for the
latest river levels and forecasts.

Stout easterly flow will persist into the end of this week,
producing breezy conditions at the coast. Hazardous conditions
for small craft operators over the local Atlantic waters will
continue, as seas remain elevated due to the tight pressure
gradient and incoming swells from Epsilon. Rough surf and a high
risk of rip currents are also expected to last through this week.

Spotter activation will not be needed tonight.



Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
355 PM EDT Tue Oct 20 2020

Lake Okeechobee-Biscayne Bay-
Coastal waters from Jupiter Inlet to Deerfield Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Jupiter Inlet to Deerfield Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM
excluding the territorial waters of Bahamas-Glades-Hendry-
Inland Palm Beach-Metro Palm Beach-Coastal Collier-Inland Collier-
Inland Broward-Metro Broward-Inland Miami-Dade-Metro Miami-Dade-
Mainland Monroe-Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-
Dade-Far South Miami-Dade-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
355 PM EDT Tue Oct 20 2020

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.


Rip Currents: There is a High risk of Rip Currents at the Atlantic
Coast beaches.

Coastal Flooding: Higher than normal tides (highest predicted tides
of the year) could lead to minor coastal flooding around periods of
high tide.

Flooding: Heavy rainfall with multiple rounds of showers possible,
this may lead to localized flooding, especially along coastal areas
during periods of high tide.

Thunderstorms: A few thunderstorms will be possible over South
Florida. Primary impacts from the thunderstorms will be lightning
strikes, brief gusty winds and heavy rainfall.

Wind: Gusty winds in excess of 20 knots across all South Florida
waters. Wind gusts up to 45 mph are also possible within any showers
and storms today over water and land.


Hazardous marine conditions will be possible through mid week.

Coastal flooding due to higher than normal tides is possible during
times of high tide through at least mid-week.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms with main impacts being heavy
rainfall with the potential for localized flooding.


Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters especially east coast metro areas are encouraged to report
high wind, waterspouts, and flooding to the National Weather Service
forecast office in Miami. Please relay any information about
observed severe weather to the NWS while following all local, state,
and CDC guidelines.

For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at


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