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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
438 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-262100-
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-
438 AM EDT Sat May 26 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 immediate coast, south of metro Orlando to Sebastian
Inlet. Brief periods of heavy rain, cloud to ground lightning 
strikes, and wind gusts to around 40 mph will occur with the 
strongest activity. There will be an increasing likelihood of
storms overnight as ingredients become more favorable overall. 

.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 early
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 mainly south
of Kissimmee to Sebastian Inlet.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Boating conditions will slowly deteriorate with choppy seas
developing by tonight as the center of Tropical Cyclone Alberto 
moves north over the Yucatan Channel later today. Expect 
increasing winds and building seas, with increasing chances for 
squally showers and lightning storms late tonight into Sunday.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
As Alberto lifts northward over the eastern gulf, abundant 
tropical moisture will remain across the region and locally heavy 
rainfall is expected through at least Memorial Day.

The main hazard 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 with closest point of approach to central Florida on 
Sunday. Boating conditions will remain hazardous Sunday into 
Monday. 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation is not anticipated today.

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