Beach & Gulf Forecast thru Jul 9

Weak low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico and higher pressure to the east causing a tight pressure gradient and high winds.

Low shifting westward still and moving north...so conditions will improve through the weekend.

Small Craft Advisory over eastern waters ends late tonight but continues for our western waters until Friday afternoon.

Forecast as of 3:38 PM EDT on July 4, 2013

Small Craft Advisory in effect through Friday afternoon
High Risk of Rip Currents through Friday afternoon

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

Tonight
South wind 20 to 25 knots becoming southeast around 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet subsiding to 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters rough becoming choppy. Showers and thunderstorms likely through the night.

Friday
Southeast wind around 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 4 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning becoming likely in the afternoon.

Friday Night
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Saturday
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Saturday Night
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday
Southeast wind around 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. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Tuesday
Southeast wind around 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. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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