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Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)

Issued by Melbourne, FL (MLB)

                            
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
246 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
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Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 0-20 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line 20-60 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-Inland Volusia County-
Northern Lake County-Orange-Seminole-Southern Brevard County-
Osceola-Indian River-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Martin-
Coastal Volusia County-Southern Lake County-
Northern Brevard County-
246 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
Increasing moisture will be responsible for an increase in  
showers with embedded afternoon lightning storms, mainly inland 
from the coast and south of metro Orlando to Titusville. Brief 
periods of heavy rain, cloud to ground lightning strikes, and wind
gusts to around 40 mph will occur with the strongest activity. 

.FLOOD IMPACT...
Minor nuisance type flooding will be possible where briefly heavy
rains fall. Some locations are experiencing saturated soil due to
heavier rains last week. 

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
Weather and ocean conditions will produce a Moderate risk of rip 
currents at the beaches of east central Florida. The threat of rip
currents will be most pronounced around time of low tide near 
midday this afternoon. Always swim within sight of a lifeguard and
do not swim alone.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Wind gusts in stronger storms over lakes and bodies of water will
approach 35 to 40 mph this afternoon. Gusts over the Atlantic 
waters may also be briefly greater than 35 knots in stronger 
marine based storms moving northwest this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. 
A developing tropical disturbance near the Yucatan peninsula will
lift northward over the eastern gulf and is expected to develop 
into a tropical or sub-tropical low by Saturday. The system is 
forecast to track northward Sunday through Memorial Day. Deep 
tropical moisture will remain across the region and locally heavy 
rainfall is expected through at least Memorial Day as a very moist
tropical airmass lingers while producing bands of heavy showers 
and scattered lightning storms across east central Florida.

The main hazard with this system will be locally heavy rainfall 
with the potential for localized flooding. Dangerous cloud to
ground lightning strikes, gusty winds and an isolated tornado will
also be a concern as the system moves generally northward over the
Gulf of Mexico.

Boating conditions are expected to deteriorate heading during the 
holiday weekend. Expect increasing winds and building seas with 
higher shower and lightning storm chances.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today.

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