National Weather Service Issues East Central Florida Risk For Severe Storms Today
By National Weather Service • Melbourne, Florida // March 19, 2016
Damaging wind gusts of 50-60 mph
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The latest outlook from the Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of East Central Florida in a Marginal Risk for severe storms today.
The greatest risk for severe storms will be south of Orlando and Cape Canaveral during the afternoon.
Damaging wind gusts of 50-60 mph and hail up to 1″ in diameter will be the main threat with severe storms. All storms today will produce dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes and heavy downpours.
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Saturday…Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning and early afternoon…Then showers likely and a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Saturday Night…Cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds around 5 mph becoming west 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday…Considerable cloudiness with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms through late afternoon…Then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the afternoon and towards sunset. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Sunday Night…Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers until around midnight. Breezy…Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Monday…Sunny…Breezy…Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s.
Monday Night…Clear. Lows around 50.
Tuesday…Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
Tuesday Night…Clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Wednesday…Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Wednesday Night…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Thursday…Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night…Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.