ORLANDO, Florida – Hot temperatures in the mid 90’s will bring heat index values between 105 to 109F by midday into the afternoon across much of east central Florida, including Brevard County.
The combination of above normal temperatures and high humidity will produce peak Heat Index values between 108 and 110 from Brevard and Osceola counties northward in Central Florida.
A Heat Advisory will be in effect from 11 AM through 5 PM this afternoon for these areas.
Remember to wear comfortable clothing and drink plenty of liquids to stay hydrated if you are outside.
Heat Then Thunderstorms
After the scorching temperatures, scattered showers and lightning storms will develop mainly this afternoon and move slowly east to southeast across east central Florida at 10 mph.
Expect thunderstorm activity to increase in coverage toward the coast from mid to late afternoon.
A few strong storms are possible as a result of boundary collisions with the larger inland lake breezes as well as the east coast sea breeze pinned near the coast.
The primary threats will be frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, gusty winds locally up to 45 mph, and periods of heavy rainfall.