Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report for Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report

EOC Activation Level: Level 3
Meteorological Summary:
  • A typical summertime pattern will take shape this afternoon as scattered showers and thunderstorms develop along the sea breeze, with a few strong thunderstorms possible (30-55% chance of rain).
  • A few strong to locally severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled over the western Panhandle later this afternoon and evening, setting the stage for another stormy day over North Florida on Wednesday.
  • Locally damaging wind gusts (40-60 mph), frequent lightning, and heavy downpours will be possible.  
  • Heat Advisories are in effect for the western Panhandle as temperatures will feel like 106-110 degrees this afternoon.
  • Onshore winds will yield an elevated rip current risk along most Panhandle and East Coast beaches; a locally high risk can be expected along southwest-facing Panhandle beaches.
  • The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring a potential area for development over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico; there is a 20% (low) chance of development over the next 5 days.

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