LIVE RADAR: Rain moves through Central Florida
Hail, gusty winds and heavy rain pic.twitter.com/ldk6JlssUe — Jonathan Kegges (@JonathanKegges) March 6, 2021Hail, gusty winds and heavy rain were among the threats to the area. pic.twitter.com/dxIRQhuu0n — Jonathan Kegges (@JonathanKegges) March 6, 2021Now a SEVERE T'STORM WARNING for Volusia. pic.twitter.com/m6dMsMzJEx — Jonathan Kegges (@JonathanKegges) March 6, 2021Using our Pin It! Most of Saturday afternoon will be in the 60s across all of Central Florida. Improvements to the allergy situation will be likely as this system moves in and out of Central Florida.
14 dogs from Texas shelters heading to SPCA of Brevard for adoption
When American Pets Alive put out a call that 1,000 dogs needed moving out of the state, SPCA of Brevard stepped up to help. [TRENDING: Where school staff, child care workers can get the vaccine| 80th annual Daytona Beach Bike Week starts | When could Orange County could lift its mask mandate]AdWith the help of Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg, Texas, the SPCA of Brevard will be receiving 14 dogs in Houston Friday to bring back to Florida for veterinary care and adoption, the shelter said in a news release. “We are happy to be in a position to assist other shelters in need, regardless of their location,” said Susan Naylor, public relations director for the SPCA of Brevard. “A life saved is precious and worth the effort.”SPCA of Brevard will document these dogs’ journeys on its Facebook page if you want to follow along. If you’re interested in more information you can call 321-567-3615 or to make a donation toward the dogs’ care, visit www.spcabrevard.com.
Gorgeous Friday, but have the indoor plans ready for Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sunshine will dominate our skies to close out the workweek. With the help of sunshine, high temperatures return to the upper 70s. Saturday will likely fall in the washout category as a system in the Gulf of Mexico pushes in moisture to all of Central Florida. Lower 70s will still be possible in Brevard where the rain holds off the longest. AdImprovements to the allergy situation will be likely as this system moves in and out of Central Florida.
Man found shot to death at Merritt Island home identified
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – Brevard County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday identified the victim of a shooting death on Merritt Island as a 25-year-old man. Deputies said Matthew Nicol was found dead Wednesday morning in a home on Hall Road. Sheriff’s officials said it appears the shooting stemmed from an armed robbery at Nicol’s home. AdBCSO said it appears the shooting was an isolated incident and the home was specifically targeted. Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to please call Agent Don Reynolds of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633- 8413.
Car crashes into Brevard County funeral home
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A car crashed into a Titusville funeral home Saturday morning around 2 a.m. The crash happened at the North Brevard Funeral Home at 1450 Norwood Ave. Photos of the funeral show a large hole where the front entrance once was. The car appeared to crash through a second wall inside and stop on top of some furniture. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 8 Car crashes into Brevard County funeral home.
Titusville mother, boyfriend arrested after 1-year-old drowns in pool, officers say
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A mother and her boyfriend were arrested Saturday after authorities say they failed to prevent a 1-year-old girl from drowning in a pool. Officers with the Titusville Police Department said Amanda Paige Davis, 30 and Charner Leon Williams IV, 30 were arrested and both charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Davis told authorities she and Williams are both recovering heroin addicts and have been sober for 60 days. AdThe couple later told detectives they used heroin, cocaine and marijuana throughout the day prior to Athena’s drowning. Davis and Williams were taken to the Brevard County Jail and are currently being held without bond.
More waves of rain expected Sunday, few strong storms possible
The rain and clouds will help to lower the overall severe weather threat Sunday, but a few storms could still be strong in the afternoon. Severe threats SundayThe main severe threat will occur in the afternoon if enough heating can occur to generate a sea breeze. Future radar SundayAnother chance for strong storms arrives Monday with another system pushing through the Southeast U.S. The highest severe threat will be northwest of I-4 Monday for areas shaded in yellow. All of Central Florida has the chance for a few strong storms Monday.
LIVE RADAR: Tornado Watch expires for Central Florida, isolated strong storms still possible
The Tornado Watch that had been in effect has been allowed to expire for all of Central Florida. SEVERE WEATHER THREAT SUNDAY MORNINGA cold front is moving through Central Florida producing downpours and storms. A few storms could be strong through the late morning, but the severe threat is lowering across Central Florida. An isolated damaging wind gust or brief tornado is still possible southeast of I-4, but the severe weather threat has come to an end along and northwest of I-4. Future radarMost of Central Florida is dry by noon.
Publix reopens portal for vaccine appointments in Florida
Publix reopened its online portal Wednesday morning for eligible people to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. The available appointments, which will take place later this week, were all booked in Brevard, Volusia, Flagler and Marion counties in less than 90 minutes. [TRENDING: How to get a vaccine in Fla. | Wanted: Man accused of shooting at detective | Cops: Fla. man decapitated hamster]The Publix portal next reopens at 7 a.m. Friday. “We’re happy to announce we’re expanding the program to include eight Publix pharmacies in Indian River County and 11 Publix pharmacies in St. Lucie County,” DeSantis said. To make an appointment when the portal reopens, click here.
OK, we get it, it’s winter. Wind chill readings hit 20s in parts of Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – There was yet another cold start across Central Florida as temperatures dropped into the 30s and 40s Wednesday. Feels-like temperatures dipped into the upper 20s in parts of Flagler and Brevard counties, with Ocala reaching a wind chill of 32. [TRENDING: How to get a vaccine in Fla. | Wanted: Man accused of shooting at detective | Cops: Fla. man decapitated hamster]There’s a freeze warning in effect for Orange, Lake, Flagler, Marion, Sumter, Volusia and Brevard counties through Thursday. There is also a wind chill advisory for most of the region as the wind will continue to kick up through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Expect highs in the upper 60s Thursday and the mid-70s Friday and Saturday, with rain chances returning for the weekend.
Fire danger increases across Central Florida this week
The drier air combined with dry conditions the region has experienced during the past several months will create an enhanced risk for wildfires to start Thursday. Most of Central Florida is running 3 to 5 inches below normal in the rainfall department dating back to Dec. 1, 2020. The gusty winds that will accompany the cold front will create an environment for any fire that ignites to potentially spread rapidly. Wind gust forecast ThursdayThe greatest risk for wildfires to start and spread will be when the relative humidity is at its lowest between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday. The relative humidity naturally rises at night when the temperatures drops closer to the dewpoint.
Cocoa High School alum to play in Super Bowl 55
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)COCOA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback and Cocoa High School alum Jamel Dean will be playing in the Super Bowl in just his second year in the NFL. Before the Bucs, one of the fastest players in football was a player for the Auburn Tigers and the Cocoa Tigers. “He really epitomizes Tiger Pride and he’s going to represent Cocoa High School in the best ways possible. Along with Cocoa High, Dean is also an alum of Rockledge youth football and he’s one of three Cocoa Tigers currently in the NFL. The Bucs vs. Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl will air on WKMG-TV at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
Frost Advisory in effect for a large part of Central Florida
[TRENDING: This woman received the first COVID-19 vaccine | Judge scolds theme park trespasser | Chuck Yeager dies at 97]We are looking at another cold night in Central Florida. There is now a Frost Advisory in Effect for everyone except Flagler, Coastal Volusia, and Brevard counties. Everyone else has the Frost Advisory until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Widespread Frost is to be expected. The high makes it back to 65, not normal, but much better than the 57 Central Florida had for a high today.
Window-opening weather returns to Central Florida
Most of Central Florida will wake up to temperatures in the 60s Monday morning, with the exception of the Brevard coast. A few 80s are still possible south of Orlando. Monday will feature a mostly cloudy sky with a few lingering stray showers early. The cool air continues to trickle in Monday and by Tuesday morning, most of Central Florida will wake up to temperatures in the 50s. Highs TuesdayHighs Tuesday for most of central Florida will be in the low-to-mid 70s.
Raw video shows Gregory Edwards' confrontation with Brevard deputies before his death
Raw video shows Gregory Edwards' confrontation with Brevard deputies before his deathPublished: November 14, 2020, 12:23 pmNearly two years after his death in custody, the public is getting a look at what happened to Gregory Edwards after he was taken to the Brevard County Jail Complex.
Man accused of strangling fiancée at Sanford apartment indicted on murder charge
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of strangling his fiancée earlier this year at an apartment complex in Seminole County has been indicted on a murder charge, according to the Brevard-Seminole State Attorneys Office. The indictment comes months after June 3, when police said they found Samantha Feliciano Rivera, 24, dead inside an apartment at the Stonebrook Apartment complex. Police said Rivera was found on the bed with bruising around her neck and obvious signs of a physical struggle. Police said the child inside the home was not harmed. Cruz-Perez was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree homicide and is being held at the Seminole County Jail without bond, records show.
Can you help? SPCA of Brevard searching for hospice home for dying dog
Meet Sir Mix-A-Lot, who is a very good boy. In early September, volunteers from the SPCA of Brevard traveled 12 hours in an RV to bring homeless animals to safety, according to News 6 partner Florida Today. Sadly, Sir Mix-A-Lot is dying. Sir Mix-A-Lot doesn’t require much in the way of specialized care, but he does need to be the only pet in the home. “Being a hospice foster isn’t easy, but it’s one of my favorite things to do,” she said.
12’ waves possible at East Coast beaches Sunday, Monday
Teddy will be pushing the ocean right into the coast which could lead to coastal flooding and beach erosion. Coastal flood watches and warning go into effect Saturday eveningA coastal flood warning goes into effect Saturday evening for coastal Flagler county. This means that coastal flooding is possible in these areas. Pay extra close attention if you live in an area prone to coastal flooding. Coastal flooding occurs from rising ocean water being forced inland by a storm rather than from heavy rain.
Tropical Storm Isaias warnings haven’t stopped beachgoers in Brevard County
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Red flags flying didn't stop beachgoers from soaking up the sun and enjoying the waves ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias. Brevard County’s public safety director said Saturday that preparations for Tropical Storm Isaias do not include ordering evacuations or opening shelters. [MORE: Radar | Plan and prepare | Sandbag locations]In Volusia County, officials said cars will no longer be allowed on the beach until after the storm. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters will open in Volusia County beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. “[We have] hand sanitizer, literally five gallon buckets full,” Jim Judge, director of Volusia County Emergency Management, said.
List of Brevard restaurants, bars closed due to uptick in coronavirus cases
After briefly reopening, several Brevard restaurants and bars have had to close up shop because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following Brevard restaurants have closed because of COVID-19 or matters COVID-related, according to News 6 partner Florida Today. “Therefore, we have decided that all of our staff must be tested and receive negative test results before returning to work. Crying Monk, 333 King St. Cocoa: After “one confirmed positive result within the reach of our establishment,” the relatively new bar and restaurant was temporarily closed. Irashiai 2 Japanese Bistro, 4870 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay: The respected ramen specialist, having required all employees to be tested for coronavirus, is temporarily closed.
278 complaints filed against Central Florida businesses amid coronavirus
ORLANDO, Fla. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation received 278 complaints against Central Florida businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, according to records obtained by News 6. Records show complaints were made against a variety of business, including restaurants, retail stores, hair salons and rental properties. Kissimmee businesses saw the most complaints with 45 registered with the state, while Orlando saw the second highest number with its businesses receiving 39 complaints. This is one of the complaints filed with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation amid the coronavirus pandemic. RG also saw a single complaint during the coronavirus shutdown claiming it was open when it should have been closed.
Some beach restrictions relaxed in parts of Brevard, Flagler counties
Some beach restrictions relaxed in parts of Brevard, Flagler countiesPublished: April 22, 2020, 10:38 amSatellite Beach and Cocoa Beach officials have reopened beaches for sunbathing, sitting in chairs and all other activities within city limits during the coronavirus pandemic — but groups must be five people or fewer.
Central Florida forecast: Cooler temperatures to follow warm Wednesday
ORLANDO, Fla. – After the morning fog burns off, another warm day is on tap in Central Florida, but slightly cooler temperatures are on the way. "We're tracking a new front that will be mostly dry as it moves south of Central Florida," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "We're starting with some fog and clouds, with a few showers possible across far southern Osceola and Brevard counties." Clouds will clear later Wednesday, allowing cooler temperatures early Thursday morning. With fewer clouds acting as a blanket, temperatures will range from the low 50s to low 60s across Central Florida.
Strong afternoon storms bring rain, hail
ORLANDO, Fla. – Storm storms swept across Central Florida Sunday bringing lots of rain and hail in some areas. Tornado warnings were issued for Marion, Flagler and Volusia Counties and expanded into Seminole, Lake, Orange and Brevard as the line of storms moved through the afternoon. Daytona International Speedway officials evacuated the grandstands after the Daytona 500 Race had to be stopped because of the storms. Several fans told Local 6 they couldn't stand the rain, so many called it a night early, missing most of the race. Several viewers sent pictures to Local 6 of hail that came down in Sanford.
Fog lifts; Warm week on tap
ORLANDO, Fla. – Thick fog blanketed much of Central Florida on Tuesday morning, and temperatues in the 80s are expected for the region through the end of the week. Dense fog advisories for Volusia, Lake, Osceola, Brevard, Seminole and Orange counties expired at 9 a.m. Rain on Monday saturated the ground, trapping moisture and causing the fog to form. Overnight lows into Wednesday morning will hover near 63 degrees. No rain is forecast through the rest of the week.