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FXUS62 KMFL 220751

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Miami FL
351 AM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017

...High rip current risk along Atlantic beaches again today...

An area of high pressure centered off the coast of the
southeastern United States continues to push eastward this
morning. Some drier air today could lower shower coverage compared
to previous days. Southeasterly flow will continue through the
day, though the easing gradient will help make today less blustery
than previous days across a good portion of southern Florida. An
area of tropical moisture rounding the ridge will potentially
bring additional ingredients for convection, mainly over the Gulf
waters, later today. An approaching frontal boundary will push
into the lower Mississippi Valley today as it moves eastward
towards Florida over the next 24 hours.

As the mid and upper level features lift out of the Tennessee
Valley Monday into Tuesday, the front will begin to weaken as it
nears the area. Guidance continues to indicate a broken line of
showers and storms pushing across a good portion of the peninsula.
As the front exits late Tuesday into Wednesday, drier and cooler
air will filter into Florida. This will be our first break from
the sub-tropics in a while and offer a taste of the dry season for
a few days.

Behind the front, high pressure will build back in and eventually
push another area of moisture from the Caribbean towards the Gulf
ahead of another approaching frontal system. The end of the
extended forecast period still features some timing and intensity
uncertainty between the global guidance, so generally kept things
moistening as that trend seems to be common ground synoptically.


Easterly to southeasterly flow will prevail as high pressure over
the region shifts eastward into the Atlantic. Drier air over the
Atlantic today will help limit shower coverage as it spreads over
a good portion of the region. Some moisture rounding the ridge
today could increase rain chances over the Gulf. Conditions should
slowly improve today, but caution should be exercised by small


Southeasterly flow will permit one last day of a high rip current
risk along the Atlantic beaches today. The risk should begin to
fall on Monday with improvement through much of the week. Today
will also be the last of the elevated high tides capable of
producing minor flooding along low-lying coastal areas. The
Coastal Flood Statement continues through the morning high tide
cycle and the Rip Current Statement through this evening.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 159 AM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017/

Isolated passing showers will continue today mainly along east
coast sites but not enough coverage to warrant vcsh any longer.
But did place a tempo group for the early morning hours and will
amend beyond that as needed. Another round of breezy conditions is
expected today, mainly after 15Z, with gusts to around 25 kt. VFR
should prevail today, but periods of MVFR (mainly CIGs) are still
possible in association with any shower across the sites.


West Palm Beach  88  79  87  74 /  30  30  30  20
Fort Lauderdale  88  80  87  76 /  20  30  30  20
Miami            89  79  87  75 /  20  40  50  30
Naples           92  76  85  72 /  20  20  40  40


FL...High Rip Current Risk through this evening for FLZ168-172-173.




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