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 grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.