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By calling one number, 511, motorists everywhere in the state can find out about construction updates, lane closures, traffic incidents, severe weather reports and Amber Alerts for child abductions.  For more information about this new statewide service, please click on:

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Current Situation and Weather Update

A Line Of Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms Will Push Southeast Across The Southern Half Of The Peninsula Today And Tonight...Cloudy And Seasonably Cool Conditions Behind The Front...Patchy Frost Possible Overnight In The Western Panhandle...Increased Rip Current Risk For Some Gulf Coast And Atlantic Coast Beaches Today...

Updated 9:00 am EST Thursday February 26

A line of scattered showers and a few weak thunderstorms are expected to push southeast across the southern half of the Peninsula before clearing out by late tonight into early Friday morning. The line is forecast to push through the Lake Okeechobee area during the late morning/ early afternoon hours and through the remainder of South Florida later this afternoon and evening. Any thunderstorms that do develop should be very isolated and fairly weak, with the main threats, although low, being lightning and gusty winds.

In the wake of the front, cloudy, seasonably cool and somewhat drier conditions are expected today and tonight.

High temperatures today will be in the 50s in the Panhandle, upper 50s/ low 60s in Northeast Florida, near the mid 60s in Central Florida, and in the upper 70s/ low 80s in South Florida. Overnight, northerly winds will usher in a cooler airmass in the wake of the frontal boundary. As a result, low temperatures are forecast to be near the mid 30s across the Panhandle, be in the upper 30s/ low 40s in Northeast Florida, range from the upper 40s north to mid 50s south in Central Florida, and dip into the upper 50s/ low 60s in South Florida.

Since some moisture will be lingering, and winds will be slightly calm, it is possible for some patchy frost to develop during the overnight hours across the Western Panhandle.

The combination of wind and surf will elevate the rip current risk at Gulf Coast beaches. There is a high risk from Escambia to Gulf County beaches and a moderate risk at Franklin County beaches. There is also a high risk from Pinellas to Lee County on the West Coast. A lingering swell at East-central Florida beaches will keep a moderate risk for rip currents today. The remainder of the Florida beaches will have a low risk of rip currents. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and not to enter the surf above your knees. Always Heed the advice of ocean rescue personnel and swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

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Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

~Implementation of New Statewide Emergency Alert Notification System is Top Priority~

Governor Scott's KEEP FLORIDA WORKING budget will make important investments to protect families, visitors and businesses, along with implementing a new statewide emergency alert notification system.

Governor Scott said, "By making investments in Florida's disaster preparedness, we are working to ensure that every family in our state has the resources needed to be prepared for any dangerous situation."

"In Florida, we want to be prepared for any potential impact on our state, and that is why we have to continue to make investments to keep us ready for any threat," said FDEM Director Bryan Koon. "Governor Scott's funding allows the Division to ensure our state's preparedness and keep Florida families, visitors and businesses safe.This budget also funds projects which reduce the financial impacts of future disasters, and creates jobs in communities where these projects are being implemented."

Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

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NOAA Radio NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office . NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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