Breezy southeast winds will develop tonight and last through Monday morning...before veering as a cold front approaches and sweeps through the northeast Gulf on Monday night.
Cautionary level winds are expected for much of that time frame...with some smaller stretches of advisory level winds possible.
Advisory level northwest winds will be possible in the wake of the front late Monday night and early Tuesday...before subsiding by mid week.
The front on Monday night will be accompanied by rain...and perhaps some isolated thunderstorms.
Forecast as of 2:54 PM EST on March 9, 2013
Small Craft Advisory in effect from 3 am EDT Sunday through Sunday afternoon..High Risk of Rip Currents
Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory in effect from 3 am to 2 PM EDT Sunday...
Winds: Southeast at 20 to 25 knots.
Seas: Building to 5 to 7 feet.
A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
and/or seas 7 feet or higher... are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners...
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-
Southeast wind around 15 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop increasing to choppy.
Southeast wind 20 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters rough becoming choppy.
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of rain after midnight.
Southeast wind around 15 knots becoming south around 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop becoming choppy. A chance of rain in the morning...then rain likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Southwest wind around 20 knots becoming northwest in the late evening. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy. Rain likely and isolated thunderstorms...ending from west to east in the late evening and overnight.
Northwest wind around 20 knots becoming around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 4 to 5 feet late in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy becoming a moderate chop.
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy.
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop in the afternoon.
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth.