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FXUS62 KMLB 240017

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
817 PM EDT Fri Mar 23 2018


...Dry With a Warming Trend This Weekend...
...Breezy Conditions With Hazardous Seas and Surf Starting

Tonight...High pressure will settle across north/central FL and
produce light winds.  Northwest flow aloft already has some cirrus
streaming into the area, and this should persist into Sat, but it
looks thin and inconsequential.  Min temps should reach the mid to
upper 40s across most of the area, except for some lower 50s from
metro Orlando into Lake county and also right along the coast.  No
changes needed to the previous forecast.




Tonight-Sat...A high pressure ridge has been gradually building
out of the southeast states into the Florida peninsula.  However,
buoy 41009 has been holding onto 15-20 knot northerly winds.  All
model guidance shifts the ridge into the waters overnight, so these
winds will diminish to 10 knots or less and become south/southeast
on Sat as the ridge continues to push eastward.  Guidance is showing
a diurnal increase late Sat, possibly reaching 15-20 knots in the
northern waters.  Seas will be 2-3 feet right along the coast and 3-
4 feet offshore on Sat.





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