NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook
County Warning Area [CWA]: MLB
Regional NWS Weather Office: Melbourne, FL
FLUS42 KMLB 010725
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
325 AM EDT Sun Oct 1 2023
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-
Northern Lake-Orange-Seminole-Osceola-Okeechobee-Coastal Volusia-
Southern Lake-Coastal Indian River-Coastal Saint Lucie-
Coastal Martin-Inland Northern Brevard-Inland Indian River-
Inland Saint Lucie-Inland Martin-Mainland Northern Brevard-
Northern Brevard Barrier Islands-Inland Southern Brevard-
Mainland Southern Brevard-Southern Brevard Barrier Islands-
325 AM EDT Sun Oct 1 2023
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
Numerous showers and scattered lightning storms are expected, once
again, across east central Florida. Wind gusts to 35 to 45 mph,
frequent lightning strikes, and torrential downpours are expected
with the strongest storms. Move indoors to safety if skies look
threatening, or if you hear thunder.
A Flood Watch remains in effect for the coastal counties of east
central Florida until 4 PM today. Occasional heavy rainfall will
remain forecast, primarily along the coast and beaches with
conditions remaining favorable for heavy rainfall accumulations of
2 to 4 inches or more of rain in a relatively brief period.
Accumulation and local flooding of roads, urban and poorly
drained, low lying areas remains possible.
Never attempt to drive across a water covered road as the water
depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to make it across
.COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT...
A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 4 PM Tuesday for
Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie, and Martin counties.
Some flooding of low-lying beachfront locations may occur at
times of high tide, especially along the Volusia County coast.
Onshore winds and above normal tides will combine to generate
flooding potential of low areas along the shore. Do not drive
around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the
necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.
.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A High Risk of numerous strong and life-threatening rip currents
continues at all central Florida Atlantic beaches. Entering the
ocean is strongly discouraged!
.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Wind gusts up to 35 knots will be possible on inland lakes, the
Intracoastal Waterway, and adjacent Atlantic waters today.
Marine interests should also be alert for the potential of
.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Poor to Hazardous boating conditions will develop across all of
the local Atlantic waters today and tonight. Cautionary Statements
and Small Craft Advisories are in place as conditions deteriorate
from the Volusia waters southward, as northeast winds increase and
seas build behind a southward moving front.
.RIVER FLOOD IMPACT...
Increasing northeast winds across north-central Florida, high
astronomical tides, and locally heavy rainfall will keep the Saint
Johns River near Astor rising through Minor Flood stage, and
potentially into Moderate Flood stage. The river is currently at
2.86 feet, and is forecast to continue a gradual rise through
Minor Flood stage to at least 2.90 ft early today, then start to
slowly decline by the middle of next week.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
Shower and lightning storm chances will return to levels more
typical seasonal coverage early next week. Stronger storms will
also be capable of gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes.
Winds and seas are forecast to remain elevated into the middle of
next week. As a result, poor to hazardous boating conditions are
expected to spread across all of the local Atlantic waters,
especially well offshore. Increasing high astronomical tides may
result in additional minor beach erosion or coastal flooding
through early next week, especially north of Cape Canaveral.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight. However,
please report rainfall amounts of 3 inches or greater, or relay
any reports of flooding to the National Weather Service Office in