Excessive Heat in Southern California; Tropical Storm Ian Expected to Rapidly Intensify

Excessive heat is possible through Wednesday over southern California. Strong thunderstorms may pose some risk for severe weather across parts of the upper Ohio Valley into the northern Mid Atlantic coast. Tropical Storm Ian is forecast to approach the Florida peninsula at major hurricane strength by midweek, and poses a risk of dangerous storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall.
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Last Update: 1113 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

11NM ESE Ft. Pierce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT SUNDAY...

Synopsis: Cautionary Statements and Advisories for small craft will continue, though conditions are continuing to improve. Shower and lightning storm chances will increase into tonight, mainly south of the Cape, as a weak frontal boundary meanders over the waters. Increasing shower and storm chances into early next week.

Hazardous boating conditions will continue near inlets during the outgoing tide due to the incoming long period swells.

Tropical Storm Ian over the central Caribbean Sea is forecast to strengthen to major hurricane strength as it lifts north into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by the middle of next week. There remains much uncertainty on the exact track and strength of this system.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Seas 5 to 7 feet due to gusty east to northeast winds and incoming swell.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Friday, September 23rd.

44 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 25 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. A dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. A dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. A dominant period 9 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday
tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1113 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022
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