Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
910 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.UPDATE...
Another quiet day weather-wise is coming to an end as South
Florida sits under the influence of surface high pressure. The
light easterly to northeasterly flow and some high clouds will
help keep things a bit warmer tonight compared to previous nights.
Current forecast appears to be on track with the potential for
fog over portions of inland Southwest Florida, particularly those
areas west of Lake Okeechobee that could see some enhanced surface
moisture create patchy fog overnight into the morning. No further
updates are anticipated as the forecast accounts well for current
and expected conditions. Have a great Saturday evening!

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 621 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017/

AVIATION...
VFR through the period with generally light northeasterly to
easterly flow. Overnight, light wind with some variability
possible. Expect things to generally remain rain-free.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 255 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Strong deep high pressure remains well in control of the region,
which remains in place through at least the middle of next week.
Current light winds will turn more NE and increase a little on
Sunday as pressure gradients become tighter.

Temperatures will continue to gradually climb back to near normal
values, with afternoon highs reaching the low 80s during the next
couple of days. Model solutions show little to no chances of rain
until mid week, with maybe some slight chances of rain Wednesday
afternoon. Morning lows also gradually warm up into the upper
60s/low 70s by mid week.

In general, beautiful and benign South Florida weather expected
to continue through the forecast period. Enjoy!

MARINE...
NE winds increasing to 15-20kt will bring higher seas, 3 to 5
feet in the Gulf stream by Sunday morning, then down to 2 to 3
feet early next week. Winds increase tonight to near advisory
criteria by late this evening. At least small craft should
exercise caution if boating in the South Florida Atlantic waters
tonight and possibly tomorrow.

This increase in wind may also bring a moderate risk of rip
currents for at least the next several days for the Atlantic
coast, especially around Miami Beach, as the wind is forecast to
be stronger to the south.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
West Palm Beach  66  80  67  81 /  10  10  10   0
Fort Lauderdale  67  79  71  81 /   0  10  10   0
Miami            68  80  69  83 /   0  10  10   0
Naples           61  81  64  84 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MFL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
AM...None.
GM...None.

&&

UPDATE...02/RAG
DISCUSSION...17/AR
MARINE...17/AR
AVIATION...02/RAG



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