Heavy Rainfall Possible Across the Central U.S.; Poor Air Quality Across the Northwest and North Central States

Thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall and possibly some flash flooding across central portions of the country through tonight, with a few strong to locally severe thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, smoke from the wildfires burning across western North America will continue to create poor air quality across northern portions of the country.
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Last Update: 1020 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

9NM ENE Ponce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: The Atlantic ridge axis over central Florida will drift into south Florida through the midweek. A light to gentle southerly breeze will prevail with an east to southeast sea breeze each afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms will occur over land during the afternoon hours with a chance for storms to push offshore, mainly north of Sebastian Inlet.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Friday August 17th.

40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

This Afternoon
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
South winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Tuesday
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Southwest winds 5 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
Southwest winds 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1020 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018
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