Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Brevard Until 11 p.m.
By Space Coast Daily // February 12, 2014
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Through 4 p.m., isolated showers will affect parts of East Central Florida. This activity is expected to be relatively light in comparison to the showers and thunderstorms expected to affect our area later today into this evening.
A squall line out ahead of a cold front continues to push across the eastern Gulf of Mexico. This line of storms is expected to impact East Central Florida this evening.
Due to the rapid movement of the squall line, it will likely arrive into our forecast area a little earlier than previously anticipated.
We expect the line to approach areas near and north of the I-4 corridor between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. across Osceola and Brevard Counties, and between 8 p.m. and midnight across Okeechobee County and the Treasure Coast.
The primary threat from the squall line is expected to be damaging straight line wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.
In addition, dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes and brief heavy downpours will accompany the activity as it moves through. In addition, isolated tornadoes are possible. Remain weather aware today into tonight and stay tuned for further updates from the National Weather Service, your local television outlets, or through social media.