Tropical Storm Warning

Last Updated: 11:09 AM. Monday, Sep 11, 2017 EDT

Until 08:15 AM. Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

FLZ052-112015- /O.CON.KTBW.TR.W.1011.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ Polk- 815 AM EDT Mon Sep 11 2017 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Lakeland - Winter Haven - Bartow * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 25-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate - The wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - Remain braced against the reasonable threat for strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph. - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on protecting life. Properties remain subject to significant wind impacts. - Now is the time to hide from the wind. Failure to adequately shelter may result in injury. Remain sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional around 1 inch - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for rainfall flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive tropical rainfall. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical tornadoes. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://www.weather.gov/tbw $$

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