Tropical Storm Fred may impact the Disney theme park areas in Florida this weekend

Aug 11, 2021 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Posted: Wednesday August 11, 2021 1:34pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a weather system named Tropical Storm Fred that may bring severe weather to Florida this weekend.

Although its impact to Central Florida is not yet certain, the predicted path suggests some weather impacts may be felt this weekend, as soon as the morning of Saturday August 14 2021.

According to the NHC, "By Friday into early next week, heavy rainfall associated with Fred will impact Florida and parts of the Southeast. Through Monday, 3 to 5 inches of rain is anticipated across the Keys and southern Florida peninsula, with isolated maximum totals of 8 inches. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash, urban, and small stream flooding, along with possible rapid river rises."

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JohnDAug 13, 2021

Ready for round 2? Here comes Grace.

monothingieAug 12, 2021

JohnDAug 11, 2021

I was hit straight on by Hurricane Hermine in Tallahassee. It pretty much had the same track skirting central FL and didn’t do very much there. As for me, I happened to have a trip which started two days after it came through as a Cat 1. I was without power. So, I packed up, got the heck out of dodge and spent several days at WDW instead.

JohnDAug 11, 2021

It’s coming directly my way in the Florida panhandle. So long as it remains a tropical storm, thank you.

ifanAug 11, 2021

With the corporate event closing MK on sat night, I had planned to see HEA fireworks Sunday night. Depending on how this storm changes in the coming days, I may try to see them Friday night instead. Still too early to make an informed decision, though.

JoeCamelAug 11, 2021

I saw 2" and 3" for Miami and the keys with gusts to 50mph. That is an afternoon thundershower. If it blows up in the gulf it might change a bit but this is not the storm to be running from. Another month might be the time

HauntedPirateAug 11, 2021

Welcome to the forums! I must not have seen the freak-out posts about this. So far it’s been one cautious, one funny, and a few responses to the funny one.

G. BanksAug 11, 2021

The typical afternoon downpours we get everyday this time of year are far more intense than what this "system" will bring to the central Florida area. Get a grip people.

homerdanceAug 11, 2021

Agreed, poeple need to be safe!

GoofyernmostAug 10, 2021

We will all be anxiously be awaiting up to the minute reports of the weather since you so selflessly volunteered to be our own personal Jim Cantore. And just when I was losing my hope that society wasn't just a giant cesspool of occupants. Is saintly to over the top to mention? I think not! 😇🙂

HauntedPirateAug 10, 2021

This is a commendable act of selflessness and sacrifice on your part. 😉

"El Gran Magnifico"Aug 10, 2021

Based on forecasted strength and trajectory it'll be a rain event, if that. But erring on the side of caution, I'd recommend that everybody cancel their trips - or at the very least - shelter in place until mid-next week. I will take the risk and monitor things from inside the parks.

TouchdownAug 10, 2021

That’s a horrible track, let’s hope it dissipates, I don’t know what full hospitals will do with no nearby facilities inland able to take extra pts. That is striking the heart of the most affected area of this current surge 😬😢.