Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
853 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Current-Tonight...Surface high pressure just off of the Carolina
coast will be nudged further into the western Atlc and a bit
southward with east-west oriented ridging setting up across north FL
over the next 24 hours. The pressure gradient remains weak across
ECFL with light ESE/SE winds developing over land today with light
winds becoming calm this evening/overnight. Conditions remain dry,
but short-term models, with fairly strong subsidence overhead,
suggest areas of fog developing late tonight/early Mon morning, more
patchy near the east coast. Fog will be locally dense at times late
tonight and early Mon morning, especially inland.

A warm day on tap with highs in the U70s to around 80 degrees,
except M70s immediate Volusia/N. Brevard coasts. There will be
passing cirrus overhead through the day with some diurnal cumulus.
Overnight mins will range from the U50s/L60s.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR conds into this evening. Passing cirrus and some
diurnal cumulus today for at least PSunny skies areawide. Guidance
suggests greater threat for fog development late tonight into early
Mon morning. Fog could become locally dense inland. Tempo IFR/MVFR
conditions will occur with any fog development overnight. Conditions
otherwise will remain dry.

&&

.MARINE...

Today-Tonight...High pressure off of the Carolina coast will drift
southeast with east-west ridging setting up over north FL. The
pressure gradient is weak with light ESE/SE winds forecast generally
AOB 10 kts. Seas 1-3 feet, leading to favorable boating conditions
across the waters.

&&

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

&&

$$

Sedlock/Glitto


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