Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
115 PM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

.NEAR TERM (Tonight and Wednesday)...
An upper level trough is established over the eastern seaboard
with a closed low over the Carolinas. A developing surface low was
located near Raleigh and will be moving north-northeast along the
east coast. Surface winds will be west to northwesterly across
the area with clear skies overnight. Winds will remain high enough
to prevent any significant fog formation in the early morning
hours. One consideration is that it will be chilly as the kids
head out to school in the morning with temperatures in the lower
to mid 50s across the region.

Skies remain clear to partly cloudy on Wednesday as the upper flow
becomes more zonal and the surface low moves to the Mid-Atlantic.
High temperatures will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s with
afternoon relative humidity values being in the lower to mid 40s.
All-in-all going to be a beautiful day to be outside with a
westerly wind of about 10 mph.

.SHORT TERM (Thursday and Friday)...
A weak upper level short wave will slide east along the upper Gulf
coast over the period with some increasing cloudiness and a
slight chance of rainfall Thursday night into Friday. Right now
just looking like minimal impacts with .25 to .5 inches of total
rainfall in the heavier areas and mainly over Florida on Friday
afternoon. A second rapidly moving short wave may bring a chance
of showers overnight Friday night with more general coverage
likely.

.LONG TERM (Saturday through Wednesday)...
The Upper level short wave digs southeastward and moves offshore
on Saturday morning taking the precipitation with it. An upper
level ridge builds along the eastern seaboard over the weekend
with strong surface high pressure building over the Virginia/North
Carolina areas through early next week with a developing local
northeaster into mid week. Might see some ocean low
cloudiness/showers and choppy surf with the northeaster.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions expected at all fields next 24 hours.

&&

.MARINE...
Winds are maintaining near 10 to 15 knots and seas are gradually
coming down. Still expect to see Small Craft Exercise Caution
criteria, due to seas, continuing over the offshore waters
through Wednesday.

Rip Currents: Low risk of rip currents on Wednesday with an
offshore flow.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG  55  77  57  78 /  10   0   0  10
SSI  59  76  61  76 /   0   0   0   0
JAX  58  81  60  83 /   0   0   0   0
SGJ  58  80  60  81 /   0   0   0   0
GNV  56  81  58  82 /   0   0   0  10
OCF  56  81  57  82 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.JAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
GA...None.
AM...Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM EDT this afternoon for Waters
     from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to 60
     NM-Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20
     to 60 NM-Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from
     20 to 60 NM.

&&

$$

Sandrik


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