Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Miami FL
605 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.AVIATION...
VFR continues through the next 24 hours at all terminals. Light
and variable winds will turn ENE 5-10 KT on Saturday afternoon at
all Atlantic terminals, while APF may experience a westerly flow
with afternoon sea breezes.

&&

.UPDATE...
High temperatures got into the mid to upper 70s today right around
normal for this time of year. Lows tonight will be in the upper
50s to low 60s. A few areas of patchy fog possible across the
interior and Lake Okeechobee region tonight. No major changes to
current forecast.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 240 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017/

DISCUSSION...
REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: High pressure continues to dominate the
weather pattern with sunny skies, light and variable winds. High
temperatures today in the mid to upper 70s around normal for this
time of year. Overnight tonight temperatures will be in the upper
50s to low 60s, warmer than the past few nights. There is a
chance for some patchy fog across the interior and Lake Okeechobee
region.

SHORT TERM / THIS WEEKEND/: Upper level ridging over the Bahamas
will begin to extend westward over the region this weekend. Surface
high pressure will build over the Bahamas and the wind will turn
more easterly by the end of the weekend. With this pattern in
place we we will see a gradual rise in temperatures this weekend
with highs in the low 80s. Low temperatures will be in the mid to
upper 60s.

LONG TERM/MONDAY INTO NEXT WEEK/: For the start of next week not
much changes with high pressure in place and low to no rain
chances and temperatures will continue to warm into the low to
mid 80s by Tuesday. Models are showing a cold front to move south
across the Florida panhandle and reaching South Florida mid- ext
week. With the front there is a chance of a few showers across the
area. This far out there is uncertainty with the fronts strength
and location.

MARINE...
High pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern across
South Florida. Winds will be northeasterly 10 to 15 knots Saturday
becoming more easterly around 15 knots Sunday. Dry weather, with
low to no rain chances throughout the period.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
West Palm Beach  59  78  65  80 /   0  10  10  10
Fort Lauderdale  63  79  69  80 /   0   0  10  10
Miami            63  80  68  81 /   0   0   0  10
Naples           58  78  61  81 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MFL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
AM...None.
GM...None.
&&

UPDATE...33/Kelly
DISCUSSION...33/Kelly
MARINE...33/Kelly
AVIATION...17/AR







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