A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the Space Coast until 6:45 p.m. EDT
A cold front moving through the area today finally brought some cooler weather into the Space Coast area. The Space Coast State Fair, East Central Florida’s largest and most popular annual family event, will open Friday, Oct. 26, and will continue through Nov. 11, at Space Coast Daily Park, located next to Viera High School.
That’s a wrap for September. This year will go into the books as the warmest and driest September on record in Melbourne and other Central Florida cities Daytona and Sanford.
It was a hot Saturday, with highs reaching into the mid-90s. Melbourne broke their record high for Sept. 15, with Daytona Beach, Sanford and Vero Beach tying their max temperature record.
Tropical Storm Gordon has formed near Key Largo, Florida and will move toward the Gulf of Mexico on Labor Day. East central Florida can expect localized heavy downpours and gusty winds to 40mph from showers and storms associated with Gordon on Sunday.
Scattered to numerous showers and storms are forecast for the Space Coast again this afternoon into this evening.
The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida is calling for high shower and storm chances again today.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of east central Florida under a Slight Risk for severe storms Sunday. Stay weather aware!
The National Weather Service in Melbourne reminds everyone that this week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week and that there is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area.
Alberto will continue to lift north today bringing locally heavy rain and a low threat for tornadoes to east central Florida.
A low pressure system is heading towards the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days and has the potential to be a large rainmaker for much of the Florida peninsula, including Brevard county, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
High rain chances stick around all week with 2 to 4 inches of rain possible for most of the area through Wednesday and up to 4 to 6 inches along the coast.
Several rip current rescues have happened at along the Space Coast beaches this weekend and the National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued an advisory for those vacationing to or visiting the beach to be sure to know what to do if caught in a rip current.
A strong squall line will make its way across the Florida peninsula this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, gusty winds, frequent lightning and small hail are expected.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Brevard County until 7 p.m. Tuesday.