Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Miami, FL
FXUS62 KMFL 270734
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Miami FL
334 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016
...Summer weather pattern for South Florida this Memorial Day
The weather pattern is in a blocky pattern over the United States,with
a trough of low pressure over the western United States and a
ridge of high pressure over the eastern United States. At the
same time, a mid to upper level low was centered over The Bahamas with
a tropical disturbance just to the east.
This weather pattern will not change much through the weekend, as
the trough will remain over the western United States with the
ridge over the Eastern United States. This will keep the upper
level low over the Bahama Islands which in turn will guide the
tropical disturbance to the west northwest or northwest towards
the southeastern United States.
This weather pattern will allow for both the east and west coast
sea breezes to develop along both coast each afternoon focusing
the scattered shower and thunderstorm activity over the interior
areas. The moisture will also be on a slow increase through the
weekend over South Florida.
The long range models are showing that the blocky pattern will
start to break down slowly early next week and we should be back
to more of a zonal flow by late next week. This means that the
upper level low over The Bahamas should dissipate, allowing for
the Bermuda ridge to build westward into the Florida Peninsula.
This will cause the wind flow over South Florida to become more
easterly early to middle of next week, focusing the best coverage
of showers and thunderstorms over the interior and west coast
metro areas. However, the east coast metro areas could still see
isolated showers and thunderstorms anytime.
The winds will be 10 knots or less from the northeast today
before swinging to an easterly direction on Saturday. The winds
will then become southerly on Sunday at 5 knots or less. This will
keep the seas at 4 feet or less today into this weekend over both
the Atlantic and Gulf waters of South Florida. There is a moderate
risk for rip currents along Alantic beaches today, but the threat
of rip currents may be low along both coast of South Florida this
weekend. This risk could increase some along the Atlantic Beaches
for Memorial Day due to stronger easterly wind flow.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
West Palm Beach 86 74 88 74 / 30 20 30 20
Fort Lauderdale 87 76 88 76 / 20 20 20 20
Miami 88 75 89 75 / 30 20 30 20
Naples 90 71 90 71 / 30 20 30 20