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The Sea Breeze is the Primary Mechanism for Triggering Scattered Showers and Storms Statewide...Some Storms Could Become Severe...Heavy Rainfall With Minor Flooding Possible In Inland Peninsula...Heat Indices in North and Central Florida are Forecast to be in the Mid to Upper 90s...Localized Areas can See Indices in the Triple Digits...

Updated 9:30 AM EDT Sunday

Rain chances statewide will be lower today as high pressure both at the surface and in the upper levels of the atmosphere bring in drier air from the north, as well as Saharan Dust from the Atlantic arriving in South Florida, all work together to suppress significant storm activity. Rain chances across North Florida will be less than 20%, giving way to a mostly sunny and hot day, while some lingering moisture across Central and South Florida will result in a 30-40% chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly this afternoon and evening as the seabreezes move inland and collide near the Florida Turnpike. The severe weather threat is very low today, but a few storms over the interior late this afternoon could produce frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, gusty winds, and isolated waterspouts near the coast.

With such low rain chances, high temperatures will be able to reach the low to mid 90s across Central and South Florida and mid to upper 90s across North Florida. Some areas may even briefly reach the 100 degree mark. The added humidity will result in heat index values reaching the upper 90s to as high as 105 degrees across Central and South Florida, but are expected to be in the 105 to 110 degree range across much of North Florida. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued at Heat Advisory for much of North Florida along the I-10 corridor for heat index values of 108 degrees expected.

Southwesterly onshore winds and lingering ocean swells will continue a moderate risk of rip currents along the Panhandle coast today. A general low risk is forecast for all Peninsula beaches today. However, rip currents may still form near piers and jetties, and also during the outgoing tide cycles. For more information about rip current safety, visit here.

A tropical wave in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean near the Cape Verde Islands has a 40% chance of developing into an area of low pressure over the central Atlantic within the next 5 days. Some slow development of this system is possible by the middle of next week while it moves westward. The next name on the Atlantic hurricane Season list of names is Bertha. For more information on this Storm and the tropics click here.

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Florida Division Of Emergency Management Earns National Accreditation For Third Consecutive Time

~Florida Becomes First State to Receive Accreditation in Three Consecutive Efforts~

emap logoThe Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) for the third consecutive time, making Florida the first state to accomplish this achievement.

Nationwide, emergency management is strengthening in professional preparedness from the local level to a national scale, and accreditation represents a significant achievement. Florida has been EMAP accredited since 2003 when it was one of the first states to go through the accreditation process. Since then, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has seen leadership and organizational changes and EMAP has undergone revisions to three versions of the Emergency Management Standard. Through this diversity, FDEM continued to maintain its program to the rigorous yet scalable, nationally-acclaimed industry standard for emergency management.

“The state of Florida positions itself as a leader in emergency management,” Barb Graff, Director of Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Chair of the EMAP Commission states, “Not only is this a major achievement for the Florida Division of Emergency Management to lead by example through maintaining nationally recognized standards, but it also is a statement on how far EMAP has come to grow as an organization.”

Florida Division Of Emergency Management Earns National Accreditation For Third Consecutive Time

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