NWS: Volusia & Flagler Should Brace For Some Possible Severe Storms

By on March 19, 2018 in WNDB News

Volusia And Flagler Counties, FL – Volusia and Flagler Counties could be in for some severe storms rolling into the area beginning on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne (NWS).

Matt Volkmer, a meteorologist with the NWS in Melbourne, says that a strong cold front is expected to cross the Gulf of Mexico into Florida during the afternoon on Tuesday. Storms could start to move across the Central Florida area during mid-day into the afternoon Tuesday.

(Photo courtesy NWS)

“We are looking for that threat of severe storms with gusty winds, possible hail, and there is also the possibility of isolated tornadoes,” Volkmer explains. The risk for storms will continue through Tuesday afternoon, and then storms should move east into the Atlantic Ocean by Tuesday evening.

Temperatures in Volusia and Flagler Counties could reach into the lower 80’s on Tuesday afternoon, and then temperatures are expected to cool down after the front moves through the area beginning Tuesday night. Wednesday high temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60’s on Wednesday and the mid 60’s on Thursday, according to Volkmer.

(Forecast for Daytona Beach courtesy NWS) 

Residents can start preparing now for the potential storms. “The one thing people want to do is have a weather radio handy, or their smartphone, and pay attention to local media for any severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings,” Volkmer says. “Then if a warning is issued, (residents should) immediately take shelter in a sturdy building and stay away from windows.”

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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