Stormy Weather Along the East Coast; Extended Warm-up for the West

A strong low pressure system will bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and thunderstorms along the east coast. Isolated severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds and a few tornadoes in the Southeast. Heavy rains may result in excessive runoff and flash flooding. Building high pressure out west will produce above normal temperatures, especially, in the Pacific Northwest.
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Last Update: 400 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

9NM ENE Ponce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A storm system over the southeast United States will pull a frontal trough from the eastern Gulf of Mexico into the Florida Straits through daybreak Wednesday. High coverage of showers and thunderstorms will occur ahead of the front through sunset Tuesday. Poor to hazardous boating conditions will continue as a fresh to moderate south-southwest breeze veers to due west behind the front. Winds will gradually weaken to a light to gentle breeze late Wednesday into Thursday.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Seas to 6 to 7 feet offshore.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Sunday April 22nd.

39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west towards daybreak. Seas 4 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Wednesday
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Wednesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Thursday
West winds 5 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Thursday Night
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Friday
Southwest winds 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Friday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
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Last Update: 400 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018
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