ALERT: Severe Weather Risk Upgraded To Enhanced For Much of East Central Florida
By Space Coast Daily // May 24, 2017
Tornado Watch in effect for Volusia and Lake
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service has issued a statement that a storm threat will be highest this afternoon through tonight.
..Tornado Watch 261 in effect until 3 pm EDT this afternoon for Volusia and Lake counties... .THUNDERSTORM IMPACT... Brisk south to southwest winds will pull deep moisture into central Florida as a late season cold front works its way through the Deep South. Sufficient moisture will exist for numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms into this afternoon and evening. The greatest coverage should be from metro Orlando and Cape Canaveral northward to the Ocala Forest and Lake George today, then will shift into the Treasure Coast and Lake Okeechobee area tonight. Some thunderstorms could become severe with wind gusts of 58 mph or greater. Small hail, frequent lightning, and an isolated tornado or two will be possible. Strong winds aloft will push any storm to the northeast at 35 to 40 mph. Due to this rapid motion, residents should move indoors and not wait for thunder if skies darken to the west and southwest.
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