Tornado Warning expires in Brevard County ahead of historic SpaceX launch

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has expired the Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued in Brevard County just hours ahead of SpaceX's first crewed launch.

They first issued a Tornado Warning for Brevard County but that has expired. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was then in effect but also expired.

The weather has been an issue ahead of Wednesday's launch, as the latest forecast gave just a 50 percent chance of favorable conditions.

RELATED: Manned SpaceX mission scheduled for liftoff this afternoon, first crewed launch from U.S. in nearly 10 years

FOX 35 meteorologist Jayme King took a deeper dive into the forecast models for Wednesday afternoon and said that "weather conditions may not cooperate this go around as tropical air remains very, very plentiful all across the peninsula."

There is a 60 percent chance of rainfall and a high risk for lightning with cloud cover increasing. Winds remain light and between 5 to 10 miles per hour.

The active weather scene is expected to continue into the late afternoon and evening hours, with things not calming down until about 8 p.m.

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If the launch is not scrubbed on Wednesday, liftoff time of the manned mission is expected to be at 4:33 p.m. EDT.

When the launch happens, you can watch it live on FOX 35 Orlando. Special coverage will begin on Good Day Orlando from 4 to 10 a.m. Then at 3 p.m., FOX 35 Orlando will go live from Cape Canaveral to capture the historic liftoff.

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