Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KMFL 241933

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Miami FL
333 PM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018

High pressure will continue to dominate the weather pattern across
South Florida for tonight and Sunday. Low temperatures tonight
will not be as cool as they have been in recent nights as they
will drop into the mid 50s across the northwestern interior areas
to the mid 60s across the east coast metro areas. Winds on Sunday
will shift to a more south to southwesterly direction which will
bring warmer temperatures to the region. High temperatures on
Sunday afternoon will range from the lower 80s across the east
coast metro areas to the mid 80s across the western and interior
sections of South Florida.

High pressure will begin to weaken early next week and an area of
low pressure will develop off of the Carolina coastline. This will
allow for a cold front to move through South Florida on Monday
night into early Tuesday morning. There will be enough low level
moisture to support a chance of showers on Monday night mainly
across the east coast metro areas as well as the Atlantic waters
while the rest of the region remains dry. Once this cold front
moves through, high pressure will build back into South Florida
during the middle of the week bringing dry conditions along with

Both of the GFS and the ECMWF show another cold front moving into
the area by the end of the week and into early next weekend. The
winds will once again shift to the south southwest out ahead of
the front by late next week. Low level moisture will also increase
which will allow for an increase in the chance of showers by the
end of the work week.


Easterly winds of 10 to 15 knots will begin to shift to a more
south southwesterly direction tonight into Sunday. Seas across the
Atlantic waters will remain between 2 to 4 feet through Sunday and
they will be between 1 and 3 feet across the Gulf waters. The
Atlantic waters will see wave heights rapidly increase to 7 feet
or higher on Monday night into Tuesday as a cold front moves
through the region and the winds will shift to a more
northeasterly direction with speeds of 20 to 25 knots.


High pressure will continue to bring dry weather to the region
tonight into Sunday, however, the dry air will slowly moderate on
Sunday as the winds begin to shift to a more southerly direction.
The minimum relative humidity values on Sunday will drop into the
upper 30s across the northwestern interior sections to the upper
40s across the rest of South Florida. The 20 foot winds will
remain below 15 mph through the rest of the weekend, therefore no
headlines for fire weather are expected at this time.


West Palm Beach  62  82  64  82 /   0   0   0  20
Fort Lauderdale  65  80  66  81 /   0   0   0   0
Miami            65  82  66  83 /   0   0   0   0
Naples           62  81  63  83 /   0   0   0   0



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