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Current Situation and Weather Update

Isolated Showers and Storms Expected Today in the Panhandle...With Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms Expected for North Central, Central, and South Florida...Some Storms Could Produce Heavy Downpours, Gusty Winds and Frequent Lightning...Heat Index Values In The 100-105 Degree Range For Many Areas Statewide...Moderate Risk of Rip Currents Along Panhandle and Atlantic Coast beaches from Nassau to Martin Counties...Tropical Cyclone Activity Not Expected Over the Next Five Days...

Updated 8:30 A.M. EDT Monday

A weak surface low pressure over the north central Gulf of Mexico will increase the moisture levels across most of the state today. Showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon due to the onshore winds triggering storms along the sea breezes. Any storms that do form will track westward in the Peninsula, and northward in the Panhandle. Some storms may become severe, with the main threats being frequent lightning, heavy downpours, small hail, and 60 mph winds. There is a 50-60% chance of showers and thunderstorms for North Central, Central and Southwest Florida. Elsewhere there is a 30-40% chance of storms.

Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be around 5-15 mph in most areas. Tonight expect a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms along Panhandle coast.

High temperatures will range from the upper 80s in South Florida and the Keys to the lower to mid 90s in North and Central Florida. Heat index values are forecast to be in the 100-105 range for many areas of the state, with some parts of East Central and Southwest Florida seeing higher values. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. To stay safe from heat related illnesses, limit strenuous outdoor activities, wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade as much as possible. NEVER leave children, persons with disabilities or pets in a car without an adult. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The phrase “Look Before You Lock” could save lives.

A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast for Panhandle beaches and on the Atlantic coast from Nassau to Martin counties. A low risk of rip currents is expected for all other beaches in Florida today. Rip currents can still occur on low risk days. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard.

Tropical cyclone activity is not expected within the next 5 days. For more information from the National Hurricane Center, click here.


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NOAA Radio NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office . NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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