Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KMFL 262355

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Miami FL
755 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

VFR conditions should prevail. There is some chance /30-40%/ of
showers over Miami-Dade county overnight, thus VCSH placed for all
relevant terminals. Thereafter, east coast TAF sites should be
generally dry Wednesday. Naples could see afternoon showers/tstms
as gulf Gulf and Atlantic breezes collide. East wind around 10
knots will diminish to around 10 knots tonight then increase to 15
knots Wednesday. Will have to watch for WSW Gulf breeze impacting
KAPF during the afternoon.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 736 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016/

Shower and thunderstorm activity has dwindled across the interior
and west coast areas this evening. However, current radar trends
indicate isolated/scattered showers continuing to drift over the
Atlantic waters and towards the east coast metro. This pattern
should hold overnight with the rest of the forecast package on

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 343 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016/

A strong ridge of high pressure will continue to dominate the
weather across South Florida over the next several days. This will
allow for a east southeasterly flow to occur across the region and
it will focus developing shower and thunderstorm activity across the
interior and west coast areas. A strong thunderstorm or two cannot
be ruled out in these areas with the main concerns being gusty
winds, frequent to excessive lightning strikes and heavy rainfall.
This area of high pressure will also limit convection across the
east coast metro areas of South Florida, allowing for hot afternoon
temperatures to occur. Heat index values will range between 100 and
105 degrees over the next several days.

As the upcoming weekend approaches, both of the GFS and
the ECMWF show a frontal boundary moving into the Northeast and Mid
Atlantic states. This will allow the area of high pressure to push
farther east of South Florida. This may allow for just enough low to
mid level moisture into the region to increase the shower and
thunderstorm chances to near normal levels for this time of year.
Even though the frontal boundary will stall out well to the north,
there will still be a possibility of a couple of strong storms in
the area as instability will increase slightly as well.

High pressure will continue to dominate the weather over
the Atlantic and Gulf waters through the rest of the week. East
southeasterly flow will prevail. Seas should be 3 feet or less,
however, winds and seas could increase in shower and thunderstorm


West Palm Beach  81  93  82  92 /  20  10  10  20
Fort Lauderdale  82  91  83  90 /  20  10  20  20
Miami            81  92  82  91 /  30  10  20  30
Naples           77  93  77  92 /  20  40  20  40


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