Tropical moisture is expected to pour into the Attractions area on Memorial Day, dumping between two and four inches of rain across Central Florida… with maybe up to six inches along the coast. The point forecast specifically for the Attractions area estimates upwards of 2.75 inches of rain on Monday. A flood watch for Orange and Osceola Counties (among others) goes into effect on Monday morning and remains in place through Monday night. The same storm system may also put a damper on SpaceX’s plans to launch its first crewed flight from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday; the 45th Weather Squadron’s launch day forecast issued Saturday indicated a 60% chance of a “no-go” on launch day. The forecast will no doubt be tweaked in the days to come. In the meantime, Memorial day looks to be soggy for Central Florida.
Flood Watch National Weather Service Melbourne FL 340 PM EDT Sun May 24 2020 FLZ045>047-053-054-147-250345- /O.NEW.KMLB.FA.A.0001.200525T1200Z-200526T0300Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Orange-Seminole-Southern Brevard-Osceola-Indian River-Northern Brevard- Including the cities of Oviedo, Melbourne, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Rockledge, Casselberry, Union Park, Saint Cloud, Orlando, Maitland, Winter Springs, Apopka, Palm Bay, Winter Park, Titusville, Kissimmee, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Cocoa, and Celebration 340 PM EDT Sun May 24 2020 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a * Flood Watch for a portion of east central Florida, including the following areas, Indian River, Northern Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Southern Brevard. * From Monday morning through Monday evening * Deep tropical moisture will continue to stream northward through Monday evening with showers and isolated storm coverage increasing through the day on Monday. Numerous bands of showers and isolated storms will produce heavy rainfall with widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches and isolated localized higher amounts up to 8 to 10 inches possible in a few locations. * Heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding on the roadways and in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Do not drive your vehicle across flooded roadways. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.