Severe weather in the Southeast on Wednesday

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center expects a slight risk of severe weather in the Southeast on Wednesday. The area of greatest concern is in portions of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. In these areas, damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible.
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Last Update: 956 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

12NM E Ft. Pierce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY

Synopsis: A FRESH TO STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY BREEZE WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATION THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS A LATE SEASON FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHES CENTRAL FLORIDA. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS STORMS WILL MOVE OFFSHORE THROUGH THURSDAY, ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING, AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF GENERATING STRONG WIND GUSTS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH BY FRIDAY WITH FAVORABLE BOATING CONDITIONS EXPECTED INTO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM AS OF MONDAY MAY 22ND.

45 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET. 33 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL. 26 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET. 17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET. 10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

This Afternoon
South winds 15 to 20 knots and gusty increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet and higher in the gulf stream with a dominant period 5 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of offshore moving showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots and gusty. Seas 3 to 5 feet and higher in the gulf stream with a dominant period 4 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday
Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Thursday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Friday
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Friday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Saturday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
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Last Update: 956 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017
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