Severe Storm Risk Issued for Central Florida on May 13, 2024

A level 1 out of 5 risk for isolated strong to severe storms has been issued for Central Florida, particularly Orlando, starting from 2 pm on May 13, 2024. The National Weather Service warns of gusty winds, heavy rain, and a low chance of tornadoes throughout the week.

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Severe Storm Risk Issued for Central Florida on May 13, 2024

Severe Storm Risk Issued for Central Florida on May 13, 2024

A level 1 out of 5 risk for isolated strong to severe storms has been issued for Central Florida, particularly Orlando, starting from 2 pm on May 13, 2024. The National Weather Service (NWS) has warned of weather, forecast, may chances throughout the week, with the main threats including gusty winds, heavy rain, and a low chance of tornadoes.

Why this matters: This severe storm risk has significant implications for public safety, as strong winds and heavy rain can cause damage to infrastructure and property, and even lead to loss of life. Moreover, the potential for tornadoes, although low, highlights the need for residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

According to the alert, the probability of gusty winds is moderate at 50%, while the chance of heavy rain is 40%. The risk of tornadoes remains low at less than 5%. The NWS uses specific categories to determine the likelihood of these events, with low being less than 2% to 20%, moderate ranging from 30% to 60%, and high falling between 70% to greater than 95%.

The predicts temperatures in the 80s on Monday, feeling like the 90s, with a chance of afternoon storms mainly inland. Tuesday is expected to be slightly warmer in the lower 90s, with more storm chances in the afternoon. Wednesday could bring extreme heat in the middle 90s, feeling like 115+ degrees, along with a chance of severe weather, strong winds, and possible hail. Thursday and Friday will remain hot, with temperatures in the 90s and afternoon storm chances. The weekend is expected to have a similar setup to the work week, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s and storms.

Several fronts north of Florida will funnel moisture into the area, leading to scattered rain and storms every day this week. Despite the increased rain coverage, the area will remain hot for the foreseeable future. The Severe Weather team will provide live updates on X.

Areas, especially the Treasure Coast, are currently under a moderate drought, making it crucial to receive any amount of rainfall. Storm will be fairly high in the afternoons throughout the week. Although neither Thursday nor Friday is expected to bring a good soaking rain, any rainfall will be beneficial.

Central Florida residents are advised to stay alert and prepared for the potential severe weather, rain, storm, chances, rise, afternoon. The NWS emphasizes the importance of monitoring updates and taking necessary precautions to ensure safety during this period of heightened storm risk.

Key Takeaways

  • Central Florida under Level 1 severe storm risk from May 13, 2024.
  • Main threats: gusty winds, heavy rain, and low chance of tornadoes.
  • Probability of gusty winds: 50%, heavy rain: 40%, tornadoes: <5%.
  • Hot temperatures expected, with scattered storms throughout the week.
  • Residents advised to stay alert and prepared for potential severe weather.