Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KMLB 231400

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
1000 AM EDT Wed Oct 23 2019


Wind shift boundary associated with cool front is south of EC FL at
mid morning, while dew point boundary has only reached to the
northern part of Treasure coast. High pressure to the north bridging
the front so anticipate low level winds quickly veering to NELY this
afternoon. A few showers over Treasure coast waters and appoaching
coastal Martin County at present. Most of the area will be in a
drier and more stable post frontal air mass today, but precip
chances will persist over Treasure Coast and Okeechobee Cos. This
occurring with persistence of moist low levels and daytime highs in
the mid-upper 80s with scattered showers and a few storms possible
this afternoon. The NE flow will become breezy near the coast this
afternoon. Daytime highs ranging from upper 70s/near 80 north to
mid/upper 80s south.


.AVIATION...Still some MVFR/LCL IFR CIG reductions from KVRB
southward, but should improve to VFR by 15-16Z. Areas to the north
sct-bkn030-040. Prevailing VFR this aftn outside of ISOLD-SCT
showers with CIGs BKN035-045 mainly KVRB southward. Coastal Showers
pushing onshore spreading northward after sunset, with some VCSH
reaching back northward for coastal TAF sites.


.MARINE...No sig changes planned, keeping caution headlines all legs.
(previous) Today-Tonight...N-NE wind shift will spread south through
the entirety of the adjacent Atlantic waters today. Wind speeds will
increase to 15-20KT, with seas building to 3-5FT near shore and up
to 6FT offshore. Winds she more to ENE late tonight. The Cautionary
Statement has been expanded to cover the entire marine area today,
and will continue tonight.

Thu-Sun...Ridge north of the area into late week will generate a
moderate to fresh onshore breeze across the waters, with speeds
increasing up to 15-20 knots. This will lead to poor boating
conditions especially Friday-Friday night with seas building up to 6
feet. Winds gradually veer to the southeast and south through the
weekend with wind speeds decreasing and seas falling to around 3-5
feet Saturday and 2-4 feet on Sunday.




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