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Beach & Gulf Forecast thru Jul 18

Weak low pressure over the north central Gulf of Mexico will drift northwest toward the Alabama or Mississippi coast through Sunday night.

Winds will generally be in the exercise caution range across the western legs.

High pressure will then become established north of the area from Monday through midweek.

This will set up diurnal easterly surges over the marine area bringing winds to near cautionary levels during the overnight and morning hours.

Showers and thunderstorms will remain numerous through Monday.

Forecast as of 3:33 PM EDT on July 13, 2013

Small craft exercise caution
Rip Currents possible

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

Tonight
East wind 15 to 20 knots in the evening...becoming southeast after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy. Showers likely. Isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots late in the day. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Sunday Night
Southeast wind around 10 knots becoming east. Seas 2 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Monday Night
East wind around 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the late evening. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday
East wind around 15 knots diminishing to around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop becoming a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night
East wind around 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the late evening. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light chop increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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