Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KMLB 181428

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
928 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017


...Above normal temperatures through this weekend...
...Rain/storm chances increase late Sunday/Sunday night...

Today...No significant weather today with deep layer high pressure
centered over/south of the area.  Some thin cirrus was spilling over
the ridge aloft and scattered daytime heating clouds will develop,
so partly sunny wording for skies looks good.  One difference today
will be a southwest wind flow as surface ridge has migrated to our
south. This will allow max temps to rise a few degrees and be in the
lower 80s areawide.  Records at the 4 climate sites are 85 or 86
degrees and these are not expected to be reached, but a few readings
around 83 degrees inland of the east coast are possible.  Only minor
cosmetic changes to the grids are expected.


VFR today.  Weak surface high pressure over the area tonight will
provide light winds.  MOS continues to show low visibility
developing tonight especially across the north.  Confidence in MOS
is low since it has not been verifying very often this season.
However, the HRRR and other higher resolution models have been
showing some sea fog over the northeast Gulf of Mexico advecting
well inland late tonight.  So this will need to be looked at in
future TAFs.


Today-Tonight...Good boating conditions indicated as high pressure
ridge has migrated south of the waters and was producing a light
offshore wind flow.  Seas 2 feet nearshore and 3 feet well offshore.





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