What dictates a hurricane’s strength?
There are many ways to categorize a hurricane. The storm’s central pressure is one way. The height of its storm surge is another. How much rain it drops is another. And, of course, the strength of its wind is another. But what causes a hurricane to strengthen or weaken? The answer is simple enough, but multifaceted.
Show the flowers some love! Rain chances staying low Saturday
There will be a few storms developing west of I-95 Saturday afternoon, but they will be few and far between. Otherwise expect a few clouds bubbling up with the heating of the day later Saturday afternoon. Highs climb into the low-to-mid 90s. More routine summertime storms return next work week.
In need of more rain: More storms fire up Saturday before drier stretch returns
The wet season has begun, but the sea breeze storms have mainly been hung up around I-75 until Friday. More storms arrive Saturday, especially late in the afternoon and evening. Like Friday, a few on/off downpours will be around through the first part of the day. The heavier rain and storms will arrive late in the afternoon and early evening.
Storms likely Sunday; Is this finally the start of the wet season?
The wet season. Its start is defined when cold fronts stop moving through and those daily afternoon storms Floridians are familiar with begin. The Sunshine State has been waiting for the wet season after the dry stretch most of the region has gone through. Down the pipeline, there looks to be major relief for your crunchy lawn.
HOLY HAIL: Photos show hail blanketing Daytona Beach like snow
Hail falls during storm in Daytona Beach on Saturday, March 6, 2021. One image, submitted by btroup, shows fallen hail blanketing the ground like snow in Daytona Beach. btroup Daytona BeachNews 6 viewer Mary Paul shared the following photo that shows hail covering the ground at Margaritaville in Daytona Beach. (Image: Rebecca Allen) (WKMG)The next photo, also posted by Rebecca Allen, shows hail almost completely covering the ground, looking much like snow, outside to a home in Daytona Beach. (Image: Heather Fives) (WKMG)Jill Cameron submitted the below photo, which shows hail pellets coming down hard at a Sam’s Club store in Daytona Beach.
LIVE RADAR: Storms make their way across the state on track to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain and storm chances are high Sunday, but a lot of that holds off until late in the day. Storm chances sharply increase approaching dinner and through much of the evening. Rain chances increase late Sunday afternoon and linger through late Sunday night. Beach forecast:There is a moderate risk for rip currents SundayThere is a moderate risk for rip currents Sunday. The highest storm chances arrive in the evening from the west.
Have a backup plan for your outdoor Labor Day plans
ORLANDO, Fla. Get ready for a wet Labor Day. While it wont rain all day, waves of showers and storms will move in from the Atlantic with more storms developing for the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms that develop Monday could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds. Tropical update:Tropical depressions 17 and 18 have formed in the Atlantic and two more are being monitored. Click here for an update on the four systems in the Atlantic.
Storm chances increase across Central Florida to close out Labor Day weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – After a mainly dry day Saturday, storm chances go up Sunday and even more Labor Day. The rain won’t wash away your Labor Day plans, but you may have to do a little more dodging than the start of the weekend. Be mindful of a moderate rip current risk and a slightly higher chance for storms at the beach. Tropical update:Five day tropical development percentages. There are currently three tropical waves in the Atlantic.
Are those 80s? Less hot for some with increasing storm chances
ORLANDO, Fla. – Storm chances that have been steadily increasing over the past few days will ramp up this weekend. The coast will get in on the storm action closer to dinner. Future radarBecause of the earlier start to storms, it will be cooler northwest of I-4 with highs mainly staying in the upper 80s. Rain and storm chances arrive in the early afternoon for the Flagler and Volusia beaches and closer to dinner for the Brevard beaches. Development chances remain low at this time.
Gusty storms possible as Laura and Marco swing south and west of Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Laura and Marco are not coming to Florida, but some of their feeder bands, storms developing and moving over the state, will impact us through Monday. Those storms could contain wind gusts of up to 50mph, like our routine summer storms. Storm chances Sunday will be lower than Saturday, but a few storms could be strong. Beach forecast:Beach forecastGusty showers and storms will work onshore Sunday. Tropical update:Tropical DevelopmentLaura and Marco will threaten the west and North Gulf coast through the middle of the week.
Showers and storms continue across Central Florida Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. – The talk of the town is Tropical Storm Laura, but direct impacts from the storm are unlikely as it moves through Caribbean Islands. Central Florida forecastAcross Central Florida showers will be around early with more storms developing throughout the day. Extra clouds and early showers will help to keep instability, the fuel for storms, at bay relatively speaking. Tropical update:A third area to watch near Africa has a low chance for development over the next five days. For the latest track on Tropical Storm Laura click here.
More storms: Storm chances arrive earlier across Central Florida Sunday
ORLANDO, Fla. – Storm chances will one again be elevated Sunday, but they will be more focused on the latter stages of the morning and early afternoon. Highs today jump back into the low-to-mid 90s, It will be a pinch “cooler” west of Orlando with the earlier storm start time. Beach forecast:Moderate risk for rip currents SundayThere is a moderate risk for rip currents Sunday. Be ready to move off the beach earlier Sunday with scattered storms moving in from the west earlier than Saturday. These two waves are the likely start of a very active period in the tropics.
Thunderstorm chances increase across Central Florida, more tropical development likely in the Atlantic
ORLANDO, Fla. – After a relatively dry day across Central Florida, storm chances go up Sunday. Storm chances stay elevated Monday afternoon and evening. Tropical update:Hanna made landfall Saturday in Texas as a strong category one hurricane and continues to weaken over Mexico. Computer forecasts bring the tropical disturbance close to Puerto Rico late in the week. Early indications are that a tropical disturbance will curve out to sea over the weekend.
Few storms possible Saturday, chances for tropical development in eastern Atlantic growing
A few storms will be around, but a lot of Central Florida will be dry. By dinner, most of Central Florida will be dry with the exception for a stray lingering storm. High temperatures over the weekend will remain in the low-to-mid 90s with feels like temperatures of around 100 degrees. Interests in Puerto Rico and eastern Caribbean should pay close attention to forecasts over the next five to seven days. A few storms will be around, but they will be short-lived with most of the day on the dry side.
LIVE RADAR: Feeling like 105 before more storms develop
ORLANDO, Fla. – Drier air will be trickling in from the north through the day Sunday, helping to lower storm chances. A stray shower or storm is possible north of Orlando, but the better chance for storms will focus on areas south of Orlando and along the East Coast. Storm chances will be greater South of Orlando. The core of the relatively drier air will settle in Monday limiting rain and storm chances to 30 percent. Beach forecast:Beach forecastThe west coast sea breeze will remain dominant and push storms to the East Coast beaches.
Strong storms rip through Central Florida
Storms start to develop mainly after lunch with the threat for stronger storms along and east of I-4 later in the afternoon and evening. The best chance for strong storms will be east of I-4, closer to the 95 corridor after 3 p.m. Storms will linger into the latter stages of the evening. The best chance to hit 110 degrees in the feels like department are shaded in orange. These areas will have the best chance to see feels like temperatures hit 110 degrees. Sunday and Monday will feature relatively drier days with highs staying in the mid-90sBeach forecast:Beach forecastBe on the lookout for strong storms around dinner time.
When is the best time for storms Father’s Day Weekend?
ORLANDO, Fla. – The heat and humidity will stay cranked up, but storm chances will be relatively lower Father’s Day weekend. Storm chances will not be as widespread for the weekend, sitting at 30% both days. The storms on Father’s Day will develop later in the afternoon, keeping most of the morning and afternoon dry everywhere. Beach Forecast:Pretty nice weekend at the beachA lot of your time at the beach will be dry for the weekend. An unorganized system off of the southeast coast has a very low chance to develop as it moves away from Florida over the next 5 days.
How prepared are you for a massive power outage? Take this quiz and find out
Hurricane season is upon us. And really, as is the case with any major storm, winds and heavy rainfall have the power to create some pretty massive power outages. Are you, or would you, consider yourself stocked up at home, in the event of an emergency? Take the quiz below to find out. All of the checklist items are listed on ready.gov as what you’ll need in your basic disaster supplies kit, as well as some additional emergency supplies that the website recommended.
Dodging a few storms Saturday, refreshing weather returns Sunday
ORLANDO, Fla.- – The steady, heavy rain and storms are long gone, but a few bubble up in the afternoon. The best chance to see rain and thunder today will be south of Orlando and then right along the coast. The chance for strong storms has mainly moved south into South Florida. A cold front pushes through Sunday morning sending us a slight chance for a couple of shower, mainly northwest of I-4. By the afternoon, you will notice the humidity dropping as comfortable weather sets in by Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Springing back into Summer! Record heat possible Sunday
All of Central Florida will be in record territory. Scattered storms will develop Monday afternoon along a cold front moving through Central Florida. Even with the rain received Saturday, most of Central Florida remains anywhere from 4-7 inches below normal for the year-to-date. Parts of Central Florida continue to be in a severe drought. 2020 year-to-date rain and departure from normal.
Eyes to the sky: Potential for strong storms Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla.- – Round one of heavy rain and storms will push out of Central Florida by 2 p.m. After a couple of hours of dry weather Saturday afternoon, another round of rain and storms will be possible, this time, more scattered in nature. StormsThe round of strong storms Saturday morning has zapped a lot of the energy out of the atmosphere significantly reducing the severe weather threat for the afternoon/evening round of storms. On an isolated scale a damaging wind gust is still possible, but most of the storms that move in through Saturday evening should stay below severe levels. Stay weather aware by downloading the pinpoint weather app. If you safely take pictures, upload them to the PinIt section of the app.
Storms move through Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Days after strong storms rocked Central Florida, spawning an EF-1 tornado in Flagler County, another front is bringing the potential for severe weather to the region. Here is the risk for SEVERE STORMS this afternoon and evening! pic.twitter.com/rjdjGn6fMp — Troy Bridges (@TroyNews6) December 17, 2019Bridges said the main risks will be lightning, strong wind and heavy downpours. [FLASHBACK: Strong storms rock Central Florida]Orlando will see a near-record high of 84 before the storms strike. pic.twitter.com/YyEw95t2ZS — Troy Bridges (@TroyNews6) December 17, 2019“The big change behind the front will be the drastic drop in temperatures,” Bridges said.