There’s a group of large thunderstorms heading towards Sebastian later this afternoon and into this evening driven by a front. The winds are out of the west, pushing these storms into our area.
The National Weather Service (NWS) says there could be “damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail up to half dollar size, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours up to 3 inches may occur.”
“Make sure you move indoors to safety at the first sign of threatening skies, or if you hear thunder,” NWS said in a statement.
Outside of any storms, strong southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph gusting to around 30 mph will blow any lightweight, unsecured objects around.
Drivers of high-profile vehicles should be alert to the gusty winds, especially in open areas, overpasses, and causeways.
Boaters should be advised that storms will also be easily capable of producing winds above 35 knots in the Indian River Lagoon, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Sebastian Inlet.
Sebastian Daily will update you on any further information. Remain weather aware!