National Weather Service Raises Severe Weather Risk in Brevard County to Enhanced, Tornadoes Possible

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The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has raised the risk of severe weather for today to”Enhanced” for Central Florida, including all of Brevard County. 

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has raised the risk of severe weather for Thursday to”Enhanced” for Central Florida, including all of Brevard County. 

A powerful storm system will develop and move east over the Gulf Coast and the southeast U.S. through Thursday.

Ahead of the system, increasing moisture and instability, strengthening winds and favorable shear will bring the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday, mainly during the afternoon and early evening.

Strong or damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning, and local flooding from torrential rainfall are likely to accompany these storms as they move rapidly east to northeast across the peninsula.

There is also the potential for a few tornadoes to occur. The storm system will drag a cold front across central Florida Thursday night.

Strong, gusty west winds are expected on Friday. Increasing winds over the Atlantic will produce hazardous marine conditions Thursday through Saturday, with winds near gale force late Thursday through Friday night.

Residents and visitors should monitor the latest forecasts and statements concerning this storm system, as well as the potential
for severe weather.

Now is a good time to review your severe weather action plan, and to make sure you have at least one or two methods of receiving timely severe weather information, in case any watches or warnings are issued for your area.

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BREVARD COUNTY FORECAST:

Overnight Wednesday:
A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday:
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 81. Windy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Thursday Night:
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 a.m., then a chance of showers. Low around 61. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
Friday:
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Friday Night:
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday:
Sunny, with a high near 62. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night:
Clear, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunday:
Sunny, with a high near 67. North northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night:
Clear, with a low around 50. North wind around 5 mph.
Monday:
Sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night:
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Christmas Day:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night:
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday:
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Residents and visitors should monitor the latest forecasts and statements concerning this storm system, as well as the potential for severe weather.
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