Rain is Here
09:30 PM EST - 19 March 2001
More discussions on the current storm events: Mike Anderson's East Coast Tropical Weather Center and Gary Gray's Millennium Weather
So far the weather hasn't been too severe, except in a few small areas. (South Florida/Broward and some in Volusia County) The wind along the coast north of Cape Canveral is pretty high, though, and Gale warnings are up for those areas. I expect the worst weather to be along the coast in the northeastern sections of Florida. The rain will continue off and on through tomorrow, and severe activity will be very spotty.
The rainstorm is making it fairy windy along the coast tonight. As this moves offshore we'll get more rain and probably some severe storms overnight as well as a lot of wind along the coast due to pressure gradients. Not a hurricane, but potentially nasty Mmarch weather.
Finally, we are getting some decent rainfall after a long dry spell. This is going to cause a good bit of mess along the coast though when the winds pick up a bit, and possibly more problems for folks to the north, but we are enjoying it after all the recent fires.