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FXUS62 KMLB 181416

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
916 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018


...Above Normal Temperatures This Week...

Today...Stratus/fog across the far northern sections will dissipate
10-11 am, then like yesterday, it will be a mostly sunny and warm
afternoon. Axis of a high pressure ridge over the area will provide
light winds, though stronger high pressure building to our north
late in the day will start to provide onshore gradient flow.  This
will cause the marine layer to spread to inland sections late in the
afternoon. Interior temperatures will still reach the mid 80s
though. Coastal sections will reach the lower 80s, except upper 70s
along the Volusia coast.  A few adjustments to the near term grids,
otherwise no changes.


LIFR fog affecting KLEE to near KSFB and KDAB will diminish by 15z
but some LIFR-IFR stratus may linger until 16z especially at KLEE.
Then VFR past sunset.  A little more onshore flow should shift late
night fog chances inland, probably limiting any high impact to KLEE.


Today-Tonight...Axis of high pressure ridge across the waters will
provide light winds today with seas 2-3 feet. Visibility associated
with patchy fog north of Ponce Inlet should improve by midday.

Stronger high pressure building north of the waters will start to
produce an onshore gradient wind late in the day. East/southeast
winds tonight will pick up to 10-15 knots from about Cape Canaveral
southward, and closer to 15 knots south of Sebastian Inlet.  This
will build seas to 3-4 feet in the open Atlantic.




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