Tropical storm-like winds, rain, flooding – U.S

Download the WESH 2 News app to get the most up-to-date weather alerts. A storm system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring tropical storm-like conditions to Florida this weekend. Wind, heavy rain, localized flooding and coastal concerns are all in play. Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida State Guard to prepare for severe weather Saturday evening and Sunday morning have been designated as first warning weather days due to the possibility of severe storms Storms are expected to move out by Sunday afternoon RELATED: Some Central Florida events canceled due to risk of severe weather Storms began to intensify Saturday evening and will continue until 6 a.m. Sunday A flood watch is in effect for Marion and Flagler counties from 7 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday. Flagler County and Marion County are under a flood warning until 6 a.m. Sunday The Storm Prediction Center's latest update has parts of Central Florida under Level 2 of 5 severe weather threats, with tornadoes the biggest concern. Right now, the tornado threat forecast will continue through Sunday morning. A short period of heavy rain will cause flooding in parts of Central Florida. About 2-5 inches of rain is expected. Wind gusts this weekend could reach 50-55 mph with breaking waves as high as 13' in the surf zone. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. Sunday. From the National Weather Service: “Significant coastal flooding expected.” And “coastal roads may be closed. Low-lying properties will be flooded. Significant coastal erosion will occur.” Deadly rip currents are expected. RELATED: Coastal communities in Volusia County brace for storm as worst weather hits Marion, Sumter and Lake counties in each county: Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties: Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties: Our forecast turns to “normal” early next week The storm system will move to USStay's east coast with WESH 2 online and on-air for the most accurate Central Florida weather forecast. Radar Hurricanes Weather Alert Map Room

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A storm system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring tropical storm-like conditions to Florida this weekend.

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Wind, heavy rain, localized flooding, and coastal concerns are all in play.

Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida State Guard in preparation for severe weather.

Saturday evening and Sunday morning have been designated as first warning weather days due to the possibility of severe storms. The storms are expected to exit by Sunday afternoon.

Related: The threat of severe weather led to the cancellation of some Central Florida events

Storms began to intensify Saturday evening and will continue until 6 a.m. Sunday. A flood watch is in effect for Marion and Flagler counties from 7 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday.

Flagler County and Marion County are under a flood warning until 6 a.m. Sunday.

The Storm Prediction Center's latest update has parts of Central Florida under Level 2 of 5 severe weather threats, with tornadoes the biggest concern.

Right now, the tornado threat is forecast to continue through Sunday morning.

A short period of heavy rain will cause flooding in parts of Central Florida. About 2-5 inches of rain is expected. Wind gusts could reach 50-55 mph this weekend.

Related: Coastal counties are bracing for the possibility of severe storms through the weekend

Coastal Threats:

    • A high surf advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday. Breaking waves can be as high as 13' in the surf zone.
    • coastal flooding advice Effective until 4 a.m. Sunday. From the National Weather Service: “Significant coastal flooding expected.” And “coastal roads may be closed. Low-lying properties will be flooded. Significant coastal erosion will occur.”
    • Life-threatening rip currents are expected.

Related: Coastal communities in Volusia County are preparing as the storm approaches

When the worst of the weather will reach each county

Marion, Sumter and Lake Counties:

Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties:

Flagler, Volusia and Brevard Counties:

Our forecast will return to “normal” early next week as the storm system moves up the US East Coast

Stay tuned to WESH 2 online and on-air for the most accurate Central Florida weather forecast.

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