ORLANDO, Fla. – Sunday morning update — A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service at 7:31 a.m. was allowed to expire around 8:06 a.m. for central Brevard County after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Rockledge. The warning was pushed to northeastern Brevard County at 7:52 a.m. after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 10 miles northeast of Port Canaveral.
Another day of severe weather hit Central Florida on Saturday and could still be a problem when you wake up Sunday morning.
The tornado watch that engulfed almost all of Central Florida was allowed to expire at 10 p.m.
But another round of storms is forecasted into the early morning hours, and that could cause severe weather while people are sleeping. Those storms could be a problem through mid-morning.
After a break overnight, the next round of storms will come racing through as a front gets closer beginning after 2 a.m. impacting Marion and Sumter counties first.
After 2 a.m., through 8 a.m. Sunday morning is the time frame to be aware of the fast-moving storms and their potential to turn severe.
These storms will be moving even faster, mainly east at 45-60 mph. The environment will be favorable for damaging winds up to 70 mph and large hail as well as possible tornadic activity. Because of this potential we want you to stay alert overnight and keep the alerts on and your phone on so that you will be woken up in the event there is a tornado warning for your area. This way you can be awake to stay safe.
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Hazards through early tomorrow morning:
- Heavy rain 1-3″ and frequent lightning
- Damaging wind gusts 50-70 mph
- Hail up to half dollar in size
After the strongest storms move out around midmorning, the rest of the day will clear out. Behind the front clouds break as slightly cooler and drier air moves in.
Expect highs in the upper 70s to low 80s (below average for this time of year typically we are around 86 degrees) with mainly sunny skies and strong west to southwest winds 25-30 mph with gusts up to 35-40 mph at times.
A Wind Advisory could be issued tomorrow.
Hazardous boating conditions tomorrow with gradual improvement for the start of the work week. Small Craft Advisories are in effect through Sunday evening with very rough waters near and offshore. Seas build up to 5-7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet.
Finally, once the Sunday front passes, the severe weather stretch will come to an end! The wind will remain through Sunday afternoon with gusts likely to reach 30-35 mph. Conditions will feel more comfortable, with highs below average in the low 80s.
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