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Suwannee River to Keaton Beach out 20 NM Marine Forecast


TONIGHT

NW
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

FRIDAY

SE
WINDS
10
KNOTS

FRIDAY NIGHT

SW
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

SATURDAY

NE
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ765 Forecast Issued: 348 PM EDT Thu Apr 02 2020

Tonight...Northwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots Becoming Northeast 10 Knots After Midnight. Seas 1 Foot. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Friday...Southeast Winds 10 Knots Becoming South 5 To 10 Knots Late In The Afternoon. Seas 1 Foot. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Friday Night...Southwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots Early In The Evening Becoming Light And Variable Winds, Then Becoming North 5 To 10 Knots After Midnight. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters Smooth.
Saturday...Northeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots Becoming South 5 To 10 Knots In The Afternoon. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters Mostly Smooth.
Saturday Night...Southwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots Becoming Northeast 10 Knots Early In The Morning. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters Mostly Smooth.
Sunday...Southeast Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers Through The Day.
Sunday Night...East Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Monday...Southeast Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Monday Night...South Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Tuesday...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
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Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm - GMZ700
348 PM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

Favorable marine conditions prevail over the next few days with light winds and low seas. Waves build up to 2-3 ft early next week in response to an approaching system.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
635pm EDT Thu April 2 2020

.NEAR TERM [Through Tomorrow]... Ridging will continue to dominate across the region through tomorrow. A weak upper level shortwave in the flow could lead to increased high level clouds tomorrow morning across the west, however, skies will remain mostly sunny otherwise. Winds will be light. Lows tonight are forecast to be in the upper 40s to lower 50s, except the upper 50s along the coast with highs tomorrow in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

.SHORT TERM [Friday Night Through Saturday Night]... The short-term period remains rain free, but we will continue seeing a warming trend as surface high pressure and ridging aloft shifts eastward. Cloud cover is also forecast to increase. This should result in high temperatures in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s/low 60s.

Meanwhile, an extensive frontal boundary bisecting the central CONUS is forecast to move east-to-northeast. This system is expected to drag some moisture along the northern Gulf coast and leave behind a piece of energy over south TX. These features are the focal points of the long-term discussion.

.LONG TERM [Sunday Through Thursday]... Our coastal areas may see showers return to the forecast on Sunday as moisture from the aforementioned front tracks along the northern Gulf. However, the bulk of rain will likely stay offshore. A series of weak upper-level disturbances are also expected to move through the region, so low-end Probability of Precipitation are in the forecast farther inland to account for that.

Our weather for the remainder of the period is mostly contingent upon the evolution of an area of low pressure that develops in TX. Models are producing a convective mass associated with this system and tracks it ahead of deep-layer southwesterly flow from the subtropical jet and then around the crest of an established ridge over the southeast CONUS. This system will also be accompanied with weak upper-level waves. Therefore, Probability of Precipitation remain in the forecast Mon-Thurs. Best chances are north of I-10 on Tues and Wednesday closer to where the ridge crest is likely to be (its position will play a key role in the precipitation). There also appears to be sufficient instability to support some thunderstorms, but nothing severe is expected at this time.

For now expect warm and somewhat wet conditions next week with a few rumbles of thunder possible. High temperatures are forecast to be in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

Marine
Favorable marine conditions prevail over the next few days with light winds and low seas. Waves build up to 2-3 ft early next week in response to an approaching system.

Fire Weather
Dry weather will continue for Friday and Saturday with RH values dropping down into the upper 20 percent range. Despite these dry conditions, winds will be light, thus red flag conditions are not forecast.

Hydrology
Although rain is in the forecast next week, amounts are expected to be light with Day 1-7 Quantitative Precipitation Forecast showing 0.5 inches or less. There are no flood concerns at this time.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...None. GA...None. AL...None. GM...None.