Weather: Advisories issued for eastern Martin County | Radar

The fishermen are out Saturday morning at the Sebastian Inlet to try their luck. (SEBASTIAN INLET WEBCAM)


The location and forecast track of Tropical Storm Hermine at 8 a.m. Saturday. (TCPALM)


The locations of Tropical Storm Hermine, Post-Tropical Cyclone Gaston and a tropical wave being monitored at 8 a.m. Saturday. (NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER)


The locations of two systems being monitored in the eastern Pacific Ocean at 8 a.m. Saturday. (NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER)

By Staff Report

ADVISORIES

A significant weather advisory has been issued for eastern Martin County until 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

In addition, a flood watch has been issued for the area until 5 p.m. 

At 3:17 p.m., Dopplar Radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Port Salerno moving northeast at 10 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Areas that could be impacted include Stuart, Jupiter Island, Port Salerno, Jensen Beach and Palm City.

Areas that could experience minor flooding include Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound.

The weather service said 3 inches of rain have fallen and an additional 1 to 2 inches is expected over the area.

 

Expect a mix of sun and clouds but mostly dry conditions for the first part of the day.

Rain and storm chances increase this afternoon as storms move in from the west. Scattered storms will continue from the early afternoon into the evening. Winds will also pick up for the afternoon.

The main hazard will be with lightning strikes, which should show an increase compared to Friday. Brief microburst wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are also possible.

This afternoon, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms. It’s partly sunny, with a high near 90 expected. Winds are south-southeast around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Tonight, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 74 and a south wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday looks like the better day of the weekend, with much lower rain chances and more sunshine.

Keep an eye on conditions with our live weather radar.

Sunrise today was at 7:02 a.m. Sunset is at 7:39 p.m.

ADVISORIES

  • The rip current risk today is moderate.

EXTENDED FORECAST

Source: National Weather Service

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming east-southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South-southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East-southeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. East-southeast wind around 5 mph.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Source: National Hurricane Center

Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico

Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine: At 2 p.m., the storm was about 130 miles east-southeast of Norfolk, Virginia. Maximum sustained winds were 70 mph as it moved east at 10 mph. Hermine is regaining strength after re-emeging over water this morning, and could be near hurricane intensity by Sunday.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Gaston: At 5 a.m., the storm was about 160 miles northeast of Faial Island in the Azores. Maximum sustained winds were 35 mph as it moved east-northeast at 17 mph. Additional weakening is likely, and Gaston is expected to dissipate Sunday. No more advisories will be issued on this storm.

Tropical wave: At 2 p.m., the wave was about 450 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving westward at 15 to 20 mph. The chance of formation through five days is 30 percent.

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Area of low pressure: At 8 a.m., the system is southwest of the southern coast of Mexico and likely to become a tropical depression on Sunday or Monday. Formation chance through 48 hours is 70 percent, and through five days, 90 percent.

Weak area of low pressure: The system is about 1.000 miles southwest of Baja California and expected to be pulled eastward the larger tropical disturbance near the coast of Mexico later this weekend. The formation chance through five days is 10 percent.

TODAY’S TIDE FORECAST

Source: National Weather Service

Sebastian Inlet Bridge

High tides: 9:51 a.m. and 10:08 p.m.

Low tides: 3:43 a.m. and 4:02 p.m.

Fort Pierce Inlet, South Jetty

High tides: 10:08 a.m. and 10:25 p.m.

Low tides: 3:49 a.m. and 4:08 p.m.

MARINE FORECAST

Source: National Weather Service

A band of moisture and weak surface trough trail behind Tropical Storm Hermine back across North Florida. These will continue to support increased numbers of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will generally be south to southwest but become variable in the vicinity of the trough. Winds and seas will be below cautionary criteria for the holiday weekend.

Strong wind gusts to around 35 knots are expected with storms today, which should prompt special marine warnings along much of the coast. Storm motion will be to the east northeast at 10 to 15 knots.

Today: South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas near 2 feet with a dominant period 11 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon.

Tonight: South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday: South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

WPTV NewsChannel 5 meteorologists contributed to this report.

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