Multi-day heavy rainfall and flooding event continues to unfold in the Central and Southern U.S.

Another day of heavy rain on Friday will further increase the risk of flash flooding and long-term flooding in the Southern Plains and the Lower/Mid-Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. The NWS Weather Prediction Center has issued Moderate Risks for excessive rainfall for parts of these regions on Friday and into the weekend. Some areas may see an additional 4-5 inches of rain over the next 3 days.
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Last Update: 949 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

38NM E Port Canaveral FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

Synopsis: A strong high pressure ridge centered over the western Atlantic will generate a gentle to moderate onshore breeze over the local waters into the weekend. This persistent flow will produce a moderate easterly swell that will enhance the local sea heights. Small craft operators will need to exercise caution, especially in the Gulf Stream.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...East to southeast winds around 15 knots with seas up to 6 feet.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Thursday February 22nd

39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 29 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Overnight
East winds 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Chance of showers.
Friday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Friday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
Monday
South winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.
Tuesday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers.
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Last Update: 949 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018
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