A soggy weekend is in store for parts of the Southeast and Florida as an out ridge of high-pressure shifts back to the West.
The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Flordia, said showers and storms are beginning to push into far northern portions of the local area as of around noon. This activity will spread southward through the day, reaching areas along the I-4 corridor by 3 p.m. and areas to the south in the mid to late afternoon.
A few storms could be strong to severe, especially those enhanced by the sea breeze, and will be capable of producing strong to damaging winds of 50 to 60 mph, frequent lightning, heavy downpours of 1 to 3 inches and small hail.
Rain amounts will generally be around 1 inch but up to 3 inches could fall in parts of Southwestern Florida prompting marginal risks for excessive rainfall to be issued in parts of The Sunshine State each day this weekend, the National Weather Service said.
Localized flooding is possible across parts of Florida through Saturday evening.
Along with the chance for thunderstorms, it will also still be very hot across the Southeast. Heat alerts remain in effect through Saturday, highs will be in the 90s with heat index values in the 90s and 100s.
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