High fire danger, dangerous ocean conditions continue Saturday
The wind will continue to be gusty Saturday which will help fuel an elevated wildfire risk. Any fires that start will spread easily. The breeze off of the ocean will help to create a few stray showers, mainly along the coast, but most of Central Florida will be dry with a mix of clouds and sun.
Windy Saturday, dangerous beach weekend coming to Central Florida
The wind will be the lone hiccup inland to an otherwise comfortable Saturday. Highs Saturday climb into the low-to-mid 80s with afternoon clouds building. Along the coast, a few coastal showers will be possible with the breeze off of the Atlantic.
Increased fire danger expected across Central Florida
A Red Flag Warning means there is an increased risk for fires to start and spread. ORLANDO, Fla. – A Red Flag Warning is in effect for areas along and southeast of I-4 through Thursday evening. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or will shortly. The combination of low relative humidity and strong winds can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Rainfall update since JanuaryThe dry vegetation combined with low relative humidities will create an enhanced fire risk Thursday.
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.
Prepare for a dangerous weekend at Florida’s East Coast beaches
ORLANDO, Fla. – Behind the cold front that has drastically dropped temperatures across all of Central Florida Friday, the wind associated with the front continues churning up the Atlantic. It is advised not to enter the ocean through the weekend as the surf and rip current threat will be extremely high. A high surf advisory is in effect through at least Sunday morning. Small craft advisoryFor boaters, a small craft advisory is in effect through Sunday morning. Wave heights off the coast of Florida are expected to be in the 10 to 15 foot range.
Florida man says wind blew cocaine into his car
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – That darn wind is always causing trouble, especially for "Florida Man." A man pulled over by police in Fort Pierce last month claimed the cocaine residue found inside a Budweiser can along with a crack pipe was blown there by the wind, according to News 6 sister station WPLG. Police noticed Joseph Zak, 37, appeared to be trying to discard an item when he was stopped for failing to pause at a stop sign, The Smoking Gun reports. When cops asked Zak about the white residue inside the can which eventually tested positive for crack cocaine, he told them "the police or the wind must have placed it there." Zak was arrested and jailed.