Marine Weather Net

Suwannee River to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM Marine Forecast


TONIGHT

NW
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

THURSDAY

E
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

THURSDAY NIGHT

NE
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

FRIDAY

E
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ775 Forecast Issued: 337 PM EDT Wed May 29 2024

Tonight...Northwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Northeast Late. Waves 1 Foot Or Less. Wave Detail: North 1 Foot At 3 Seconds And Southwest 1 Foot At 6 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Thursday...East Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas Around 2 Feet. Wave Detail: Northwest 1 Foot At 2 Seconds And Northeast 1 Foot At 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Thursday Night...Northeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Waves 1 Foot Or Less. Wave Detail: East 1 Foot At 3 Seconds And Southwest 1 Foot At 5 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Friday...East Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas Around 2 Feet. Wave Detail: Northeast 1 Foot At 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Friday Night...East Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Increasing To 10 To 15 Knots After Midnight. Waves 1 Foot Or Less, Then Around 2 Feet After Midnight. Wave Detail: East 1 Foot At 3 Seconds, Becoming East 2 Feet At 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms After Midnight.
Saturday...Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Wave Detail: Southeast 3 Feet At 5 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
Saturday Night...Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Increasing To 10 To 15 Knots After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
Sunday...Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
Sunday Night...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Southeast After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Evening.
Monday...Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
Monday Night...Southwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Southeast After Midnight. Seas Around 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Winds And Waves Higher In And Near Thunderstorms.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
739pm EDT Wednesday May 29 2024

.SHORT TERM... (Thursday night through Friday night) Issued at 254pm EDT Wednesday May 29 2024

Surface high pressure will continue to remain in place to wrap up the remainder of the work week, which will ultimately keep PoP chances low to near zero across the area. This is predominantly due to a positively tilted trough digging through Virginia and North Carolina Thursday night into Friday leading to northwest flow aloft and dry air in place across the region. PWATs (Precipitable Waters) will generally remain around 1.2 inches or less, which is too low to get shower or thunderstorm activity along the seabreeze this time of year unless there is some mid/upper level forcing present across the region. Overall, high temperatures will be warm in the upper 80s to low 90s across the region. Lows Friday morning will be in the mid to upper 60s for interior locations, and in the low 70s for coastal locations.

Long Term
(Saturday through Tuesday) Issued at 254pm EDT Wednesday May 29 2024

By Saturday, the aforementioned mid and upper level trough across Virginia and North Carolina is expected to eject eastward towards Bermuda. This will introduce upper level ridging back into the eastern Conus, with a predominantly benign flow pattern aloft. During this time, surface high pressure is also expected to settle just east of Florida and Georgia. This will lead to easterly flow across the region, along with an injection of higher PWATs (Precipitable Waters) back into the area. PWATs (Precipitable Waters) will generally surge between 1.5-1.75 inches across the area, which will lead to seasonal Probability of Precipitation values through the weekend and into the early work week. The best rain chances will continue to remain west of the Chatahoochee and Apalachicola river basins. Overall, slight mid-level vorticity perturbations in the mean flow will be the determining factor on locations and Quantitative Precipitation Forecast totals for the area. Overall, the areas above will generally see around 1 inch of widespread rainfall in the next 7 days; however, locally higher totals can't be ruled out.

Expect high temperatures to climb into the upper 80s to low 90s through the weekend and early portion of the work week before another increase into the mid 90s during the middle of next week.

Marine
Issued at 254pm EDT Wednesday May 29 2024

Overall tranquil boating conditions are expected the next several days to end the work week, with surface high pressure generally remaining stationary over the region. By Friday evening into Saturday morning, surface high pressure is expected to slide off the east coast of Florida, which will impose easterly winds across the marine zones. This will lead to nocturnal surges starting late Friday night into Saturday morning, and is expected to continue through the weekend. Winds will reach small craft exercise caution levels during these nocturnal surges.

Fire Weather
Issued at 254pm EDT Wednesday May 29 2024

Dry conditions are expected to continue for the rest of the week, with increasing rain chances occuring towards the weekend. High mixing heigheights and with light transport winds can be expected throughout the forecasting region. Dispersions will be high in inland portions of the FL Big Bend and along the I-75 corridor in GA. Coastal regions along the Gulf will have relatively lower dispersions for the rest of the week. Going into the weekend, FL, GA, and AL counties will see some high dispersions. That being said, relative humidity values are expected to stay above critical values, so there are no concerns for fire weather at this time.

Hydrology
Issued at 254pm EDT Wednesday May 29 2024

Recent rains from this past weekend are causing notable rises on the Withlacoochee River. The river point at Skipper Bridge Road should crest just below Minor flooding; however, it could be close in the next day or two. Outside of these rises on the Withlacoochee possibly reaching Minor flooding, there are no other hydrological concerns at this time. Overall forecast rainfall in the next 7 days will predominantly west of the Chatahoochee and Apalachicola rivers, where around an inch of widespread rainfall is expected. For areas east of these aforementioned river basins, widespread rainfall totals are expected to be minimal.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...High Rip Current Risk until 1am CDT Thursday for FLZ108.

GA...None. AL...None. GM...None.