Gusty winds during a thunderstorm in Daytona Beach flipped over a small plane at Daytona Beach International Airport early Monday evening. Airport security and Volusia County Fire Services airport units were on the scene on or near a runway at the airport with the plane, and there did not appear to be any initial serious injuries from the incident. A Volusia County Fire Services Engine also responded to a residence along the south side of the main runway after the storm, where a tree was blown over in the front yard of the home.
The storm threatened throughout the afternoon, with winds gusting up to 22 miles per hour at the airport, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. However, the Weather Service says only .15 inches of rain was recorded at the airport as of shortly before seven Monday night. This Examiner was in the parking lot of the Volusia Mall at around 6:30 Monday when winds rose and brought sheets of heavy rainfall to the area. A tree was also blown over and blocked one lane of Williamson Boulevard south of International Speedway Boulevard after the storm.
Windy with rain in forecasts for tonight and Tuesday
The National Weather Service in Melbourne says there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with a low around 69. Winds will be south at 5 to 15 miles per hour, and could gust as high as 20 miles per hour.
Showers, and a possible thunderstorm before 2pm, are also likely Tuesday according to the Weather Service, with a high around 75. It will be windy, with south winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. Wind gusts could be as high as 30 miles per hour Tuesday, with a 70 percent chance of rain.
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