Potential for Severe Weather and Heavy Rain in the South this Weekend

A low pressure system moving across the southern Gulf States will bring a threat of isolated severe thunderstorms containing hail and damaging winds this weekend. Fire Weather threats remain elevated for portions of western Texas and along the New Mexico border on Saturday. Cooler than normal temperatures continue in the east, while above normal temperatures are forecast for the west coast.
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Last Update: 242 PM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

40NM E Ponce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

Synopsis: A weak cold front sagging south into central Florida will stall and wash out over the area tonight. Boating conditions will deteriorate tonight through this weekend as a high pressure ridge builds off the Mid Atlantic coast, with a fresh northeast to east breeze developing and veering to southeast by Sunday night. Winds will gradually weaken as they veer to south Monday night, southwest Tuesday and west on Wednesday.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...East-northeast winds increasing as high as 20 to 25 knots with seas building to 6 to 9 feet after midnight.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Wednesday April 18th.

39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 29 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 22 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 13 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
East to northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas building to 7 to 9 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Chance of showers. .saturday...east winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Chance of showers.
Saturday Night
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 8 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 8 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
Monday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Wednesday
West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
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Last Update: 242 PM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018
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