April 29, 2013

Cold Front Brings Severe Thunderstorms

Florida will again be facing a few weather complications as a cold front has begun to move across Florida and will progress into Tuesday, producing rainfall for much of the state. Showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two will linger into Wednesday, according to forecasts by Terry Snow and his Weather Advisory Service.

Locally severe thunderstorms will target the central and northern part of the Florida Peninsula into Monday evening.  The storms have the potential to bring damaging wind gusts, urban flooding, and frequent lightning strikes and even hail in some communities.  The storms can affect the metropolitan areas of Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne, Jacksonville and others. People outdoors should keep an eye out for rapidly changing weather conditions.  Some locations could pick up a couple of inches into Monday night. Additional rainfall from showers and thunderstorms are likely through the week.

May is looking to be a wet one as another cold front is slated to make its way across the northern half of the state from May 4th through the 5th along with a wetter storm from the Gulf of Mexico that could move across Florida May 7th and 8th. This storm may have the capability of producing areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms as far south as Lake Okeechobee, according to Terry Snow. Scattered showers and thunderstorms could be possible through the end of the outlook period Monday May 13th, with the best chance of rain in the southern half of the state.

For current advisories in your county click on the links below:

Coastal Hazard Statement

Special Statement

Record Report

Public Information Statement


Source: Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist – AccuWeather.com & Jordan Okumura, AndNowUKnow

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