Rainy Holiday for Attractions Area; Flood Watch Monday (5/25)

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

Orange-Seminole-Southern Brevard-Osceola-Indian River-Northern
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


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.


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.

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