Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Sebastian and Surrounding Areas

Severe thunderstorm watch for Sebastian, Florida (ThorGuard Radar)
Severe thunderstorm watch for Sebastian, Florida (ThorGuard Radar)

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Brevard County and Indian River County until 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

“A line of strong to severe lightning storms is expected to rapidly push southeast across east-central Florida from this morning into late afternoon or early evening. Primary hazards will be damaging wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph, hail 1 to 2 inches in diameter, frequent lightning, very heavy rainfall, and a brief tornado or two. Strong to severe storms could also develop out ahead of this line. Once the line passes, lingering light to moderate rain with embedded lightning is expected to last into this evening,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.

Areas in the watch include Sebastian, Grant, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Roseland, Fellsmere, Wabasso, Gifford, and Vero Beach.

Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected today with some localized totals of 3 to 4 inches possible. 

Please bring in any loose debris from your yards due to expected high winds.

Sebastian Daily will monitor the storms and will publish additional information when necessary.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.