Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Miami, FL
FXUS62 KMFL 271944
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Miami FL
344 PM EDT Thu Apr 27 2017
High pressure over the Atlantic waters will build over the FL
Peninsula through the end of the week with broad surface high
also strengthening the pressure gradient through the weekend.
Southerly winds around 15 mph will remain through the rest of
the afternoon across the area with temperatures continuing to
warm up reaching the low 90s interior and mid/upper 80s along
the coastal areas. Tonight, southerly flow continues becoming
light along the west and interior under clear skies tonight.
This could cause reduce visibilities under patchy areas of fog
to develop after midnight especially eastern Collier and Hendry
The winds increase and shift southeast this weekend as pressure
gradient strengthens across South Florida. Expect breezy and dry
conditions this weekend as dry airmass will make its way into
the area this weekend. High temperatures once again will remain
close to 10 degrees above average Friday with Naples near setting
a new record high. Warm and dry trend continues through the
weekend with temperatures remaining near normal along the east
coast while temps could reach the 90s along the western counties.
There will only be silent 10 percent pops over the interior areas
for this afternoon with less than 10 percent over the metro areas.
Strong pressure system develops over the Desert Southwest and
drifts east across the Central Plains this weekend. Through
associated with this system will push through the region early
next week enhancing the chance of showers and possible isolated
thunder Monday and Tue. Front associated with this system will
stall over central Florida keeping a light to moderate east to
southeast flow with low level moisture remaining over the region
mid week. This will enhance some potential for showers to develop
through the end of the week.
Southerly winds should remain around 10 to 15 knots through the
end of the week with seas less than 4 feet. Gradient strengthens
through the weekend increasing winds to SCEC conditions and seas
around 4 to 5 feet. Some showers could be possible Friday with
those chances lowering this weekend. Increase in moisture into
early next week will enhance showers over the coastal waters
through mid week.
The winds will remain easterly this afternoon into tonight, as
wind speeds will be between 10 to 15 knots this afternoon
decreasing to 5 to 10 knots tonight. The only exception to this is
at KAPF where the wind direction will be westerly this afternoon
before going light and variable tonight. The ceiling and vis will
also remain the VFR conditions through tonight. There could be a
shower or two over northeastern areas of South Florida this
afternoon, but the coverage will be few and far between to mention
it in the taf sites. Therefore, the taf sites will remain dry
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
West Palm Beach 76 88 77 86 / 10 10 10 10
Fort Lauderdale 78 88 78 86 / 10 10 20 20
Miami 77 89 77 86 / 10 10 20 10
Naples 73 91 73 90 / 0 10 0 0