Multi-Day and Region Severe Weather Event

A multi-day weather event with severe storms and heavy rainfall will impact several parts of the country. Today, an enhanced risk of severe storms capable of a few strong tornadoes and wind damage are forecast across the central Gulf Coast states. Flash Flooding is also possible from the central Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley. These threats will press eastward towards the East Coast on Friday.
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Last Update: 344 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

10NM ESE Port Canaveral FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

Synopsis: High pressure centered east of the Carolinas will push seaward through tonight as low pressure develops over the Southeast U.S. Boating conditions will deteriorate in earnest tonight with very hazardous boating conditions developing Friday, and Gale conditions offshore. A strong cold front is forecast to cross the local Atlantic waters late Friday into Friday night which will bring a threat for strong to severe storms pushing offshore. High pressure will build over the area behind the front this weekend with improving boating conditions, especially Sunday into early next week.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Southeast winds increasing 15 to 20 knots through this evening and 20 to 25 knots tonight. Seas building 6 to 7 feet tonight.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Wednesday April 17th.

45 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 21 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 7 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
South winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Friday
South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Friday Night
West winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday Night
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Monday
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Monday Night
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Tuesday
East winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
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Last Update: 344 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019
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