Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
918 AM EST Sun Dec 4 2016

.UPDATE...
Surface high pressure positioning its ridge axis to the north and east
of the Peninsula will veer winds further around the compass today.
Winds will take on a more south component, allowing both surface
temperatures/dewpoints to rise a few degrees further relative to
Saturday. Despite the modest increase in available moisture,
measurable precipitation remains out of the forecast with only a
slight increase in low level clouds advertised. A few sprinkles
may occur along the Treasure Coast, though,

Afternoon temps will top out around 80F most areas save for the
immediate coast, which is anywhere from 4-6F above the "norm" for
early December.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR expected into this evening with occasional BKN/OVC ceilings
at FL035-045, especially in the vicinity of coastal terminals.
Increasing low level moisture and southerly flow will support a
period of MVFR/IFR ceilings in stratus after 05Z tonight.

&&

.MARINE...
Today/Tonight...High pressure over the eastern U.S. will push
east and offshore tonight resulting in a veering wind flow. The
pressure gradient will support 12-15 knots of wind from the
southeast today becoming southerly tonight. This will produce
choppy wind waves of 3 to 4 feet on the Atlantic waters. While no
headlines are in place (Caution or Advisory), boating conditions
will be less than ideal.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DAB  78  66  82  70 /  10  10  30  40
MCO  80  66  83  70 /   0  10  30  30
MLB  79  69  82  72 /  10  10  20  30
VRB  79  68  82  73 /  10  10  20  20
LEE  80  66  81  70 /   0  10  30  40
SFB  79  66  81  71 /   0  10  30  30
ORL  80  66  81  70 /   0  10  30  30
FPR  79  68  81  72 /  10  10  20  20

&&

.MLB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
AM...None.
&&

$$

Ulrich/Sharp



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