Beach & Marine Forecast thru Jan 10

A weak warm front is forecast to move north and approach the northern Gulf waters overnight before stalling late Sunday.

Associated widespread rains will move northeast and overspread the coastal waters through Sunday night.

On Monday...high pressure will build in over the southeast region.

This will push the front south with drier air spreading over the waters.

Winds will increase into early next week and occasionally approach exercise caution levels with periods of small craft conditions possible.

Forecast as of 2:13 PM EST on January 5, 2013

Apalachee Bay-
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To
20 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Fl Out 20 Nm-

Tonight
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth after midnight. Rain likely.

Sunday
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop in the afternoon. Rain likely.

Sunday Night
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain through the night.

Monday
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Monday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy in the late evening.

Tuesday
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain through the day.

Tuesday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots late. Seas building to 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy late. A slight chance of rain.

Wednesday
Southeast wind around 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain in the morning. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Thursday
South wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 3 to 4 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.


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