Heavy Rainfall Threat to the South from Possible Tropical/Subtropical System Over the Weekend

A tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula has a High chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical depression in the Gulf over the Memorial Day Weekend. This system has the potential to bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Gulf Coast over the next 5-7 days. The threat of rip currents will also steadily increase along the Gulf from FL to LA over the holiday weekend.
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Last Update: 948 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018

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Tallahassee, FL Local Forecast Office

25NM W Suwannee River FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Winds and seas will remain low today and tonight. By Saturday, conditions will begin to gradually deteriorate with advisory level winds over the marine area by Saturday evening as a tropical disturbance approaches. Winds will continue to increase into Sunday and Monday with the potential for sustained winds to gale force starting Sunday afternoon. Conditions are expected to slowly improve by Monday evening after the system moves well inland.

Today
South winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
Southeast winds 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters rough. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday
Southeast winds 25 knots. Gusts to 40 knots until late afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters rough. Showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy. Rain likely.
Monday
South winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of rain.
Monday Night And Tuesday
South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of rain.
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Last Update: 948 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018
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