Drought worsens for some areas in Florida like the Tampa Bay region; is the rainy season here yet?

The drought has worsened to a moderate drought stretching from the Space Coast to the Southwest Coast through Sarasota and Lake Okeechobee.

Near record heat to continue across much of Florida this week

Temperatures could reach the hottest so far this year, and heat indices could reach the triple digits in Florida.

Bracing for impact: How the new NWS Heat Risk Index is saving lives

According to the CDC, more than 1,000 Americans die due to excessive heat every year.

Strong spring storm system to elevate risk for strong storms across Florida Wednesday

Damaging winds over 60 mph are possible, but an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. Some hail is also possible.
Rainfall via FPREN and WMNF

Rain will be widespread in Florida Friday and Saturday; local flooding and severe storm cells are possible

Several rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to impact Florida on Friday and Saturday.
Cool weather FPREN

A cool and damp weekend is in store for the Tampa Bay area

A cold front is set to impact the state over the weekend with a notable drop in temperatures, and soaking rains.
storm warnings and watches FPREN

Florida observes Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week draws attention to weather hazards with information on how to prepare and respond to natural disasters.

Winter alerts are in effect as the coldest air of the season arrives in Florida

Near and below-freezing temperatures are expected across Florida's Panhandle and the northern half of the peninsula.
Florida rainfall outlook 2023

NOAA says a strong El Niño means Florida should expect above-average temperatures and rainfall this fall

The Climate Prediction Center’s updated weather outlook indicates a slightly increased confidence of a strong El Niño event by this winter.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing ways to communicate after a weather emergency

National Weather Service promotes Deaf Awareness Week

The National Weather Service recognizes Deaf Awareness Week by releasing weather safety information for the deaf and hard of hearing.

A tropical weather system may impact Florida this weekend

Parts of Florida will likely see an increase in the rain and wind this weekend as disturbed weather may turn into a tropical system.

It’s the HEAT and the Humidity!

Meteorologist Andy Johnson formerly of WTVT TV Channel 13, and occupational health expert Tom Bernard of USF College of Public Health, joined MidPoint to talk about the weather, extreme heat, and heat stress in Florida.

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