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Scattered To Numerous Showers And Isolated Storms Expected Across The Florida Peninsula...The Main Threat With Storms Will Be Lightning And Heavy Downpours....Isolated To Scattered Showers East Of Tallahassee...Moderate Risk For Rip Currents Along Panhandle Beaches And From Nassau To Martin County...

Updated 9:30 AM EDT Saturday

A stationary front located near North Central Florida, along with a developing low pressure system offshore the Florida East Central Coast this afternoon will result in mostly cloudy skies with high rain chances again across the Florida Peninsula. Main threat with storms that do develop will be lightning and heavy downpours.

Drier air has begun to filter into the Florida Panhandle. Expect showers to be confined along and east of Tallahassee. In this area, the northeasterly flow will allow moisture to build in from the western Atlantic. Isolated showers and possibly a thunderstorm could linger into the evening hours tonight before clearing skies.

Showers should become more isolated through the evening across the Peninsula. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s across North Florida and will range from the low to mid 70s across Central and South Florida.

Across the Panhandle and from Nassau to Martin County a moderate risk of rip currents is in effect. Elsewhere across the state a general low risk of rip currents is forecast today. However, rip currents may still form near piers and jetties and also during outgoing tidal cycles on low risk days. Thus residents are encouraged to always check beach flags before entering the water. For more information on rip currents click here.

At 8AM EDT, 95L was located a couple hundred miles east-southeast of the Cape Verde islands and a general northwestward movement is expected. Showers and thunderstorms have become more concentrated. However, development of this system is becoming less likely due to increasingly unfavorable upper-level winds. Therefore, the NHC has given this area of low pressure a low 10% chance of development through the next 48 hours and 5 days. There is no impact to U.S. land in the track forecast. For the latest information on the tropics, visit the national hurricane center webpage here.

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Florida Marks The 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Ivan

~It Only Takes One Storm to Change the Landscape of a Community~

hurricane IvanSeptember 16 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan.  Ivan was the third of the 2004 North Atlantic hurricanes to make landfall in Florida, and left behind an estimated $14.2 billion in damages.

In recalling the devastating 2004 hurricane season, Florida’s residents and visitors are reminded to have a family emergency plan and a disaster supply kit. It only takes one storm to significantly impact your family, business and community.

“Hurricane Ivan became a real test of our resiliency, because it followed so closely behind Hurricanes Charley and Frances,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “Ivan demonstrated the true values of preparedness and continued vigilance, and all Floridians should use this anniversary to ensure their current levels of readiness.”

On September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan made landfall just west of Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 3 storm, with winds that reached 120 mph. The eye of the storm grew to nearly 50 nautical miles in diameter, which resulted in the strongest winds impacting a narrow area between the southern Alabama border and Florida’s panhandle.

Ivan’s landfall in Florida came just 11 days after Hurricane Frances, and just six weeks after Hurricane Charley became the first hurricane to hit the state. Ivan was followed by Hurricane Jeanne just nine days later.

Florida Marks The 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Ivan

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