FXUS62 KMFL 172026
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Miami FL
326 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017
Strong and deep high pressure remains well in control of the region,
keeping benign weather conditions in place through the forecast
Models move the center of the high basically right over South
Florida by Monday, which will turn winds more SSE by mid week.
This will combine with a 500 mb ridge, which model solutions show
anchoring just south of the state, to bring warmer temperatures
across the area. Afternoon highs climb back to, or just above
normal values during the next several days.
The dry nature of the air mass across the region and the
predominantly stable state of the atmosphere will keep mainly dry
conditions through the end of the work week.
An easterly flow will continue over the coastal waters generally at
10 to 15 kts through the middle of the week, with some periods of
weaker winds. The high will build over the region for the middle
of the week, turning the wind to the southeast Wednesday, and then
more southerly for the latter half of the week. Seas are forecast
to be 3 feet or less.
The wind of 10 to 15 kts should keep a moderate risk of rip
currents in the forecast through the beginning of the work week
for the Atlantic beaches.
The winds will remain easterly this afternoon at 10 to 15 knots
before decreasing to 5 knots or less tonight for the east coast
taf sites. KAPF taf site will remain mainly easterly between 5 to
10 knots this afternoon, but could go to light and variable
after 21Z today due to a west coast sea breeze developing and
pushing slowly inland. The weather will remain dry along with VFR
conditions in the ceiling and vis at all of the taf sites this
afternoon into tonight.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
West Palm Beach 69 80 67 80 / 10 10 10 0
Fort Lauderdale 72 80 70 79 / 10 10 10 0
Miami 71 82 69 82 / 10 10 10 0
Naples 65 83 65 84 / 10 0 0 0
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