Weather Alert Special Weather Statement
Weather Alert Special Weather Statement issued August 10 at 6:59 PM EDT by NWS Tampa Bay
…A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTH CENTRAL CHARLOTTE AND LEE COUNTIES… At 659 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Babcock Webb Wma to near Lehigh Acres. The movement was south at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include… Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, East Dunbar, Palmona Park, Southwest Florida Airport, Harlem Heights, Lochmoor Waterway Estates, Iona, Cypress Lake, San Carlos Park, McGregor, Pine Manor, Olga, Buckingham, Villas, Three Oaks, Page Park and Fort Myers Villas. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.