Heavy Rain Predicted For Brevard County

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WEATHER WATCH

It only takes 18 inches of water to lift your car or SUV. Once your vehicle becomes buoyant; the water will easily push it sideways. If you are driving and the road has water over it, you need to remember this simple saying: “Turn Around – Don’t Drown.” Never drive on a road with water covering it and never drive around barriers blocking a flooded road. Drivers are urged to use caution during heavy rain. Disengage your cruise control and reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning. (MICHAEL MOORE II IMAGE)

It only takes 18 inches of water to lift your car or SUV. Once your vehicle becomes buoyant; the water will easily push it sideways. If you are driving and the road has water over it, you need to remember this simple saying: “Turn Around – Don’t Drown.” Never drive on a road with water covering it and never drive around barriers blocking a flooded road. Drivers are urged to use caution during heavy rain. Disengage your cruise control and reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning. (MICHAEL MOORE II IMAGE)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Heavy rain fell overnight in parts of Brevard County with radar estimates of nearly 3 inches in Cape Canaveral and Southern Palm Bay in the past 24 hours. With heavy rain in the forecast again each day through Saturday we quickly switch from brush fire conditions to concerns about flooding.

FORECAST FOR MAY 2: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

FORECAST FOR MAY 2: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

There are currently no watches or warnings for East Central Florida, although a flood watch may be posted later today or tomorrow if conditions warrant.

SLOW STORMS CAN DUMP LOTS OF RAIN IN SHORT PERIOD

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has forecasted a 70% chance of heavy rain today and tomorrow with rain chances falling to 50% on Saturday. One concern today and tomorrow is weak steering aloft, which cause very slow moving storms. The slow and erratically moving storms can dump several of inches of rain in a small area in a very short period of time.

SLOW DOWN ON SLICK ROADS

It only takes 18 inches of water to lift your car or SUV. Once your vehicle becomes buoyant; the water will easily push it sideways. If you are driving and the road has water over it, you need to remember this simple saying: “Turn Around – Don’t Drown.”

Never drive on a road with water covering it and never drive around barriers blocking a flooded road. Drivers are urged to use caution during heavy rain. Disengage your cruise control and reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning.

Remember to monitor your NOAA Weather Radio for vital weather related information and stay with Space Coast Daily for continuing severe weather updates.

Forecast For Thursday, May 2, 2013

WEATHER-WATCH-435-2Thursday, 2
Thunderstorm
81 | 70 °F
T-storms
Chance of
Precipitation
70%
Source: BestForecast at 4:01 AM EDT on May 02, 2013

Descriptive Forecast

Thursday Daytime
tstorms Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Thursday Night
nt_chancetstorms Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Hourly Forecast 6AM 12 Noon 6PM 12 Midnight
Temp. | Dew Point 70 | 64 77 | 64 77 | 64 73 | 64
Wind 4 mph ENE 8 mph West 13 mph East 9 mph East
Humidity 79% 66% 64% 73%
Chance of Precip. 50% 70% 70% 50%
Cloud Cover 90% 85% 85% 88%
Conditions Chance of Rain Chance of a Thunderstorm Thunderstorm Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunrise & Sunset
6:41 AM
7:58 PM
The quality of the forecasted high temperature for this day is excellent. MaxT RMSE [1.28], Average RMSE [1.61]
The National Weather Service forecast quality is excellent. MaxT RMSE [1.17], Average RMSE [1.34] : Use NWS

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