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Current Situation and Weather Update

Numerous To Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms Along Florida Peninsula Today...Most Storms Concentrated In South Florida...Isolated to Scattered Showers and Storms in North Florida...High Risk of Rip Currents in for Volusia to Martin County Beaches.. Moderate Risk Of Rip Currents for Nassau To Flagler County Beaches...Tropical Storm Karl Moving North in the Central Atlantic...Invest 97L Has An 80% Chance Of Development Through Next Five Days...Currently Monitoring 97L As It Enters Caribbean Sea Over Next Couple Of Days...

Updated 9:00 A.M. EDT Sunday

An upper level low that is nearly stationary over the Florida Panhandle, along with plentiful moisture and energy in the atmosphere, will produce numerous to scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Florida Peninsula today. A large part of the thunderstorm activity will be focused in South Florida, and some inland areas may see up to an inch of rain today. While rain chances are not particularly high outside of South Florida, there is still the likely possibility of seeing isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. While there is no overall severe weather threat, some storms may become strong to severe with the main impacts being frequent lighting, damaging 60+ mph winds, small hail, and heavy downpours.

Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies in the northern half of the state, and party to mostly cloudy in South Florida today. Winds will be very light around 5 mph or less. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s today. Overnight, temperatures will be in the upper 60s to low 70s in North Florida, and in the mid to upper 70s is Central and South Florida.

A high risk of rip currents is forecast for east coast beaches from Volusia to Martin counties. There is also a moderate risk of rip currents for east coast beaches from Nassau to Flagler counties. There is a low risk of rip currents at all other Florida beaches today. Rip currents can still occur on low risk days. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard.

At 500 AM EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Karl was located 635 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Karl is moving toward the northeast near 46 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through today. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours, and Karl is expected to be at hurricane intensity when it becomes a post-tropical cyclone later today. The post-tropical cyclone will be absorbed by a large extratropical low tonight or early Monday. Elsewhere, a disorganized showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands is moving westward at around 20 mph. This system has been designated as Invest 97L. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development of this disturbance, and a tropical depression is likely to form later this week. Interests in the Windward Islands, the southern Caribbean Sea, and the northern coast of South America should monitor the progress of this system. The system has a 20% (low) chance of development over the next 48 hours, and an 80% (high) chance of development through the next five days. For more information from the National Hurricane Center, click here.

National Weather Service

Gov. Scott Requests a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Florida Following Hurricane Hermine

Governor Rick Scott requested that President Obama make a major disaster declaration for Florida due to severe storms and flooding that impacted communities and businesses throughout the state following Hurricane Hermine. A presidential disaster declaration would provide federal resources to support recovery efforts in Florida. This request is for both individual assistance for families and public assistance to help state agencies and local governments.

Governor Scott said, “We must do everything we can to ensure that Florida families and businesses can get back on their feet following Hurricane Hermine. I have traveled across the state to meet Floridians who have been personally impacted by the storm and communities are working hard to recover from flooding and damage. The resources and financial assistance from the Federal Government would support our communities and help them rebuild. We look forward to President Obama immediately issuing a declaration in support of all Florida families and businesses affected by the hurricane.”

To view the request, click HERE.

Gov. Scott Requests a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Florida Following Hurricane Hermine

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