Beach & Marine Forecast thru May 8

An unsettled weather pattern will continue for the next few days as a complex low pressure system impacts the marine area.

Winds will increase late tonight and remain elevated near advisory levels through at least Monday before decreasing on Tuesday as the low pressure areas move away from the region.

Forecast as of 2:25 PM EDT on May 3, 2013

Small craft operators should exercise caution late tonight

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

Tonight
Northeast wind around 10 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet near shore and 3 to 5 feet further offshore. Protected waters a light chop increasing to choppy. A chance of showers.

Saturday
Northwest wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet near shore and 5 to 7 feet further offshore. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of rain.

Saturday Night
Northwest wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet near shore and 4 to 5 feet further offshore. Protected waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of rain in the evening.

Sunday
West wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy. A chance of rain.

Sunday Night
Northwest wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet near shore and 5 to 7 feet further offshore. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of rain after midnight.

Monday
West wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet near shore and 5 to 7 feet further offshore. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of showers.

Monday Night
Northwest wind around 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 feet near shore and 3 to 5 feet further offshore. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Tuesday And Tuesday Night
West wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Wednesday
West wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.


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