Tropical storm-like wind, rain, flooding

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Download the WESH 2 News app to get the most up-to-date weather alerts.A storm system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring tropical storm-like conditions to Florida this weekend.Wind, heavy rain, localized flooding, and coastal concerns are all in play.Gov. Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida State Guard in preparation for the severe weather.Saturday evening and Sunday morning have been designated as First Warning Weather days due to the potential for severe storms.The storms are expected to exit by Sunday afternoon.Related: Severe weather risk leads to cancellation of some Central Florida eventsThe storms are started to ramp up Saturday evening and will continue through until about 6 a.m. Sunday. A flood watch will be in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday for Marion and Flagler counties. Flagler County is under a flood advisory until 3 a.m. Sunday.Marion County has a flood advisory in effect until 5 a.m. The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center has parts of Central Florida under a level 2 out of 5 severe weather threat, with tornadoes being the biggest concern.Right now, the tornado threat is forecast to continue through Sunday morning.Heavy rain in a short period of time will lead to flooding across parts of Central Florida. About 2-5 inches of rain will be expected. Winds this weekend could gust as high as 50-55 mph.Related: Coastal counties brace for possibility of severe weekend stormsCoastal threat:A high surf advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Sunday. Breaking waves could be as high as 13’ in the surf zone.A coastal flood advisory is in effect through 4 a.m. Sunday. From the National Weather Service: “significant coastal flooding is expected.” And “coastal roads may be closed. Low-lying property will be inundated. Significant shoreline erosion will occur.”Life-threatening rip currents are expected.Related: Coastal communities in Volusia County prepare as storms approachWhen the worst of the weather will arrive to each countyMarion, Sumter and Lake counties:Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties:Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties:Our forecast will return to “normal” at the beginning of next week when the storm system moves up the east coast of the U.S.Stay with WESH 2 online and on-air for the most accurate Central Florida weather forecast.RadarHurricanesSevere Weather AlertsMap Room

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A storm system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring tropical storm-like conditions to Florida this weekend.

Wind, heavy rain, localized flooding, and coastal concerns are all in play.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida State Guard in preparation for the severe weather.

Saturday evening and Sunday morning have been designated as First Warning Weather days due to the potential for severe storms.

The storms are expected to exit by Sunday afternoon.

Related: Severe weather risk leads to cancellation of some Central Florida events

The storms are started to ramp up Saturday evening and will continue through until about 6 a.m. Sunday. A flood watch will be in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday for Marion and Flagler counties.

Flagler County is under a flood advisory until 3 a.m. Sunday.

Marion County has a flood advisory in effect until 5 a.m.

The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center has parts of Central Florida under a level 2 out of 5 severe weather threat, with tornadoes being the biggest concern.

Right now, the tornado threat is forecast to continue through Sunday morning.

Heavy rain in a short period of time will lead to flooding across parts of Central Florida. About 2-5 inches of rain will be expected. Winds this weekend could gust as high as 50-55 mph.

Related: Coastal counties brace for possibility of severe weekend storms

Coastal threat:

    • A high surf advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Sunday. Breaking waves could be as high as 13’ in the surf zone.
    • A coastal flood advisory is in effect through 4 a.m. Sunday. From the National Weather Service: “significant coastal flooding is expected.” And “coastal roads may be closed. Low-lying property will be inundated. Significant shoreline erosion will occur.”
    • Life-threatening rip currents are expected.

Related: Coastal communities in Volusia County prepare as storms approach

When the worst of the weather will arrive to each county

Marion, Sumter and Lake counties:

Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties:

Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties:

Our forecast will return to “normal” at the beginning of next week when the storm system moves up the east coast of the U.S.

Stay with WESH 2 online and on-air for the most accurate Central Florida weather forecast.

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