Severe Thunderstorm Risk Across Central Florida

Central Florida rainfall amount forecast Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Strong to potentially severe thunderstorms will move across Central Florida ahead of a cold front between 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida, these storms have the potential to produce dangerous lightning strikes, damaging wind gusts near 60 mph, small hail, and heavy downpours.

The storms will move quickly toward the northeast around 30 mph and will increase in coverage into the evening as the front nears.

Flooding Rains

Locally heavy rains of one to two inches will be possible with storms late this afternoon through this evening.

This may cause temporary flooding of some roads, especially where previous heavy rains fell last week.