Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report for Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report

EOC Activation Level: Level 2
Meteorological Summary:
  • Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms expected across the Sunshine State once again today (60-90% chance of rain).
  • Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms possible nearly statewide this afternoon (Marginal Risk for Severe Weather – level 1 of 5).
  • Locally damaging wind gusts (45-60 mph), frequent lightning, hail (1” in diameter, or quarter size), and heavy rainfall rates to accompany this afternoon’s activity.
  • A Flood Watch remains in effect for the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend through late tonight as additional rounds of heavy rainfall look to occur over already saturated soils.
  • The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is outlooking a Marginal Risk for Flash Flooding (level 1 of 4) nearly statewide as flooding of urban and poor drainage/low-lying areas will be possible, especially for locations that experience multiple rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorm activity.
  • Rain and thunderstorm activity looks to linger well into the overnight hours; however, the severe weather threat looks to subside later this evening (45-75% chance of rain).
  • Persistent northeasterly flow to yield a moderate to high risk of rip currents along all Atlantic Coast beaches today, with a moderate risk residing along portions of the Florida Panhandle.
  • Tropical cyclone development is not anticipated in the Atlantic over the next 7 days.

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