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Beach & Marine Forecast thru Apr 5

Light to moderate southwest winds will shift to the west across the western waters by daybreak Monday in the wake of a cold front.

Winds will shift to the west across the eastern legs by Monday afternoon becoming offshore over the entire local waters by evening.

Winds quickly swing around to the east on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, another storm system will approach the forecast area with increasing winds and seas to advisory levels.

Winds and seas may remain elevated at or near these levels as least through Thursday.

Forecast as of 10:05 PM EDT on March 31, 2013
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Tonight
Southwest wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Monday Night
Northwest wind around 10 knots becoming northeast late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Tuesday
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Tuesday Night
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop after midnight. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

Wednesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15 to 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 4 to 5 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy late in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Wednesday Night
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday
South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas building to 6 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop in the late morning. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday Night
Southwest wind becoming west 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy after midnight. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of rain through the night.

Friday
Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of rain.


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