Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion...updated
National Weather Service Miami Florida
621 am EDT sun Mar 9 2014
areas of dense fog have been reported by the sheriff offices in
the interior regions of South Florida early this morning.
Therefore...a dense fog advisory has been issued until 9 am EDT
this morning for the interior areas of South Florida.
Previous discussion... /issued 455 am EDT sun Mar 9 2014/
Nearly stationary high pressure will persist across the region
today with light northeast to east winds. Stable weather
conditions will continue today. A small long period swell is
expected to impact the local Atlantic waters today...with the
greatest impact east of Palm Beach County. This will lead to a
moderate risk of rip currents along the Atlantic coast beaches
High pressure and stable weather conditions will continue
to prevail through Monday. By Tuesday an area of low pressure is
forecast to develop in the northern Gulf in the vicinity of the
Louisiana coast with southerly flow developing across the
region...although stable weather continuing. Tuesday night into
Wednesday morning the combination of an upper level impulse and a
developing cold front entering the Florida Peninsula will bring a
slight chance of showers to the region.
The cold front is forecast to pass across South Florida and
adjacent waters on Wednesday bringing a chance of showers. A
slight chance of thunderstorms is indicated in the forecast for
Wednesday as the consensus of the guidance indicates a middle to
upper level shortwave across the Florida Peninsula. Its a little
too soon to indicate any potential for severe weather but current
forecast soundings do not indicate much potential. The guidance
consensus indicates the front passes quickly through the region by
Thursday with stable weather conditions forecast through at least
Winds across the regional waters are forecast to be 10 knots or
less today through late Tuesday. A small long period swell near 2
to 3 feet is forecast to continue affecting the Atlantic waters
mainly east of Palm Beach County today through tonight and slowly
An increase in winds and seas is forecast across the regional
waters by Wednesday as a cold front is forecast to pass into the
regional waters. The front is forecast to exit the region on
Thursday with strong northerly winds forecast to enter the
local waters later on Thursday as high pressure builds behind the
front...with seas to advisory levels forecast by late Thursday.
Preliminary point temps/pops...
West Palm Beach 79 62 81 64 / 0 - - 10
Fort Lauderdale 79 66 80 68 / 0 - - 10
Miami 80 64 81 67 / 0 - - 10
Naples 78 59 79 61 / 0 - - 10
Florida...dense fog advisory until 9 am EDT this morning for Glades-Hendry-
inland Broward-inland Collier-inland Palm Beach.