Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion...updated
National Weather Service Miami Florida
624 am EST Thursday Dec 5 2013
east to southeast winds of 5 to 10 knots are expected this morning
before increasing to around 10 to 15 knots this afternoon over all
of the taf sites. The winds will then decrease to around 5 knots
tonight from the east over all of the taf sites. The weather will
also remain mostly dry over all of South Florida taf sites today
into tonight with VFR conditions in the visible and ceiling.
Previous discussion... /issued 309 am EST Thursday Dec 5 2013/
the weather across South Florida will be in control of a deep
layer ridge of high pressure over the next several days with
temperatures running a few degrees above early December averages.
This will also keep the region free of rainfall. A middle/upper level
ridge will amplify today and remain in place through the weekend
and into early next week as a large trough affects western and northern
portions of North America. A surface ridge will also move little
stretching from the Atlantic across the northern Florida
Peninsula. The middle level ridge will begin to weaken slightly by
the middle of next week and shift south allowing for a cold front
to move into North Florida. This could lead to a few showers over
South Florida and lower temperatures a couple of degrees due to
increased cloudiness but still no major changes are expected over
the next seven days.
the wind will maintain a east to southeast direction through the
weekend at generally less than 15 knots and seas mostly at 2 to 4 feet.
Preliminary point temps/pops...
West Palm Beach 82 72 83 70 / - - - -
Fort Lauderdale 81 71 80 70 / - - - -
Miami 82 72 82 71 / - - - -
Naples 84 68 83 66 / - - - -