Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL
FXUS62 KJAX 240118
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
918 PM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017
The pressure gradient will weaken slightly tonight as high
pressure builds to the northeast. Let the Wind Advisory expire,
and winds should remain below 20mph along the coast this evening
and then diminish further overnight. A few light showers/sprinkles
continue over the marine waters. Do not expect any accumulation
for the land areas overnight. Smoke may reduce visibilities
overnight in portions of Nassau, Baker, Columbia, Duval, and
Charlton counties overnight due to a large wildfire. Overnight
lows will be in the low to mid 50s across the interior and the
upper 50s to lower 60s for the coastal areas.
Generally VFR conditions are forecast through the period for the
northeast Florida TAF sites. MVFR cigs will prevail into the
overnight hours at KSSI. Northeasterly flow will become more
easterly as high pressure shifts off to the northeast. The
pressure gradient will also begin to relax some, and lighter winds
around 5 knots are expected overnight. Easterly winds will
increase to 10-15 knots on Friday. Ceilings will range from 3-5
kft for the Florida TAF sites, and 1.5-4kft at KSSI through the
Easterly flow will fall below 20 knots overnight as the pressure
gradient begins to weaken. Seas will remain 6-10 feet offshore
and 5-7 feet nearshore overnight and Small Craft Advisories remain
High Surf Advisory remains in effect for portions of the northeast
Florida coast until 5 AM.
Rip Currents: High risk of rip currents through Friday.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG 52 76 54 79 / 0 10 0 10
SSI 58 69 61 72 / 10 10 10 10
JAX 55 75 57 77 / 10 10 10 10
SGJ 61 71 60 76 / 10 10 10 10
GNV 54 78 55 80 / 0 0 0 10
OCF 55 78 56 81 / 0 0 0 10
FL...High Rip Current Risk through Friday evening for Coastal Duval-
Coastal Nassau-Flagler-St. Johns.
High Surf Advisory until 5 AM EDT Friday for Flagler-St. Johns.
GA...High Rip Current Risk through Friday evening for Coastal Camden-
AM...Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EDT Saturday for Waters from
Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20 to
60 NM-Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from 20
to 60 NM.
Small Craft Advisory until noon EDT Friday for Coastal waters
from Altamaha Sound to Fernandina Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL
out 20 NM-Coastal waters from St. Augustine to Flagler
Beach FL out 20 NM.