Beach & Gulf Forecast Updated thru Jul 9

The Gulf low pressure center has moved onshore.

As a result the formerly tight pressure gradient has weakened.

Winds and seas will continue to decrease to below advisory levels today with conditions further improving through the weekend.

Scattered to numerous showers with isolated thunderstorms will persist.

Forecast as of 4:17 am EDT on July 5, 2013

Small Craft Advisory in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon

Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Today
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy deceasing to a moderate chop. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms through the day.

Tonight
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely through the night. Patchy fog nearshore after midnight.

Saturday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Saturday Night
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop late. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth late in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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