Tropical Storm Florence poses no threat, rain chance increases

Tropical Storm Florence moving tracking north.
Tropical Storm Florence moving tracking north.

SEBASTIAN – Tropical Storm Florence continues to move into open water in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to pass Florida.

As previously reported by Sebastian Daily, Tropical Storm Florence poses no threat to Sebastian or Vero Beach.

“Some additional slight strengthening is still expected over the next day or so while Florence remains in a light shear environment,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Forecasters say that while Florence is expected to increase slightly, wind shear will make it unfavorable for further development. The National Hurricane Center says there’s no threat to land.

However, the rain chance will increase Sunday through Labor Day because of a tropical wave that’s moving closer to our area.

Forecasters predict rain two to four inches today and through Labor Day.

Thunderstorms “will gradually increase from the late morning through the afternoon hours,” the National Weather Service said, with “the strongest storms will be capable of producing gusts of 45 mph or higher.”

The rain doesn’t have to ruin your outdoor fun. A lot of outdoor events do provide shelter. We know that Earl’s Hideaway has dry areas to watch the bands, as well as Captain Hiram’s Sandbar.

Don’t let the rain ruin your fun; dress casual and bring an umbrella. There’s too much going on in this town to stay indoors.

Check out this weekend’s schedule for things to do during Labor Day weekend.

Have a fun and safe Labor Day!

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.