SPACE COAST DAILY WEATHER TV: Alan Zlotorzynski With Meteorologist John Pendergast of the National Weather Service
By Space Coast Daily // July 31, 2017
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
SPACE COAST DAILY WEATHER TV: Alan Zlotorzynski is with Meteorologist John Pendergast of the National Weather Service in Melbourne to bring you up to date on potential severe weather in Brevard County.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Tropical Storm Emily is moving east at 8 mph. East Central Florida can expect heavy rainfall today from Emily, with 1 to 2 inches expected, with up to 4 inches in localized areas, mainly south of Orlando.
Gusty winds are also a possibility as the system moves across the central Florida peninsula today.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
Tropical Storm Emily, located over eastern Gulf of Mexico just west
of Tampa Bay and Sarasota will move steadily eastward today, moving
across the central peninsula while weakening to a depression this
afternoon and evening, and offshore the Florida east coast overnight.
Deep tropical moisture along and south of the track of the center of
Emily is expected south of Saint Cloud and Cape Canaveral across the
Treasure Coast and Lake Okeechobee regions. Rain and storms with
torrential rainfall are expected through this afternoon and evening
across this area. Drier air aloft settling into central Florida
could lead to isolated strong storms with frequent lightning strikes
and gusty winds to around 50 mph.
Emily will bring the threat of locally heavy rainfall to east
central Florida. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are
forecast tonight from south of Saint Cloud and Cape Canaveral to
Okeechobee and Tequesta, with isolated totals up to around 4 inches
possible in a few locations. Considerable water ponding will occur
on roadways and other poorly drained areas.
Much lower amounts are expected from Orlando and Cape Canaveral
northward as drier air pushes into the area north of Emily.
MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT…
Widespread showers will affect the waters from Cape Canaveral south
to Jupiter Inlet. Embedded storms will be capable of producing wind
gusts of at least 35 knots. Storm motion will be toward the east at
around 20 knots.
An isolated tornado threat exists near and to the south of the track
of Emily`s center, which places the main threat area once again over
communities from central Osceola and Brevard Counties southward.
Isolated waterspouts will also be possible across the larger inland
lakes from Lake Kissimmee and Washington south to Lake Okeechobee
and eastward across the Intracoastal and Atlantic waters from Cape
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
Scattered showers and storms with a potential for heavy rainfall are
expected across east central Florida into mid week. Minor flooding
of roadways and poor drainage areas is possible along with a few
stronger storms producing frequent lightning strikes and strong
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotters are requested to monitor the weather and self activate
if needed. Also, rainfall spotters should report any rain amounts
of 3 inches or greater.
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