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Scattered To Numerous Showers And Isolated Storms Expected Across Central and South Florida...The Main Threat With Storms Will Be Lightning And Heavy Downpours....Sunny Skies Forecast Across North Florida with slightly cooler overnight Temperatures...Moderate Risk For Rip Currents From Nassau To Martin County...

Updated 9:30 AM EDT Sunday

A front draped across the Lake Okeechobee region will create another stormy day across Central and South Florida with rain chances in the 40% to 50% range south of I-4. Dry air behind the front will help to limit shower activity north of I-4 to a 20% chance decreasing further in North Florida to a 0% to 5% chance. No severe weather is expected across Central and South Florida, however, storms could produce frequent lightning, heavy downpours, and occasional gusty winds.

Overnight, showers and storms across the state should fizzle out by 11 pm and push offshore during the overnight hours. In the wake of late evening showers and storms, partly cloudy skies and a humid night are forecast across Central and South Florida with low temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Across North Florida, mostly clear conditions and drier air will allow temperatures to drop into the low to mid 60s across the Panhandle and upper 60s from Ocala through Northeast Florida.

Onshore winds and increased swells will create a moderate risk of rip currents across Northeast and East Central Florida beaches.Elsewhere across the state a general low risk of rip currents is forecast today. However, rip currents may still form near piers and jetties and also during outgoing tidal cycles on low risk days. Thus residents are encouraged to always check beach flags before entering the water. For more information on rip currents click here.

Environmental conditions are not conducive for an area of low pressure in the far eastern Atlantic to further develop and the National Hurricane Center has given this system a 0% chance for development over the next 5 days. Elsewhere in the tropics there are two other tropical waves, however, none are showing signs of further development as dry and wind shear limit their formation potential. here.

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Florida Marks The 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Ivan

~It Only Takes One Storm to Change the Landscape of a Community~

hurricane IvanSeptember 16 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan.  Ivan was the third of the 2004 North Atlantic hurricanes to make landfall in Florida, and left behind an estimated $14.2 billion in damages.

In recalling the devastating 2004 hurricane season, Florida’s residents and visitors are reminded to have a family emergency plan and a disaster supply kit. It only takes one storm to significantly impact your family, business and community.

“Hurricane Ivan became a real test of our resiliency, because it followed so closely behind Hurricanes Charley and Frances,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “Ivan demonstrated the true values of preparedness and continued vigilance, and all Floridians should use this anniversary to ensure their current levels of readiness.”

On September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan made landfall just west of Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 3 storm, with winds that reached 120 mph. The eye of the storm grew to nearly 50 nautical miles in diameter, which resulted in the strongest winds impacting a narrow area between the southern Alabama border and Florida’s panhandle.

Ivan’s landfall in Florida came just 11 days after Hurricane Frances, and just six weeks after Hurricane Charley became the first hurricane to hit the state. Ivan was followed by Hurricane Jeanne just nine days later.

Florida Marks The 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Ivan

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