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Current Situation and Weather Update

...A Typical Summertime Day in Florida...Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms Statewide Today...Gusty Winds, Frequent Lightning, Heavy Downpours Possible With Any Storms...Moderate Risk for Rip Currents for Many Panhandle and Some East Coast Beaches...No New Tropical Cyclone Activity Expected Over the Next 48 Hours...

Updated 9:20 A.M. EDT Saturday

Thunderstorm Icon This morning, high pressure at the surface is in place over the Florida Peninsula, which will keep winds light and allow the various sea breezes to push inland later this morning. With sufficient moisture available, scattered showers and storms are expected statewide today. Showers over the far eastern Gulf of Mexico are already moving onshore this morning from the Big Bend to west Central Florida, but these will remain near the shore and diminish this morning. Typical shower and thunderstorm activity will begin again in the late morning to early afternoon and continue through the evening before diminishing with the loss of daytime heating. Any storms that develop may contain gusty winds and frequent lightning. In addition, with the light winds, slow-moving storms may produce heavy downpours that cause ponding on roadways and in low-lying or poorly drained areas. Highs will range from near 90 to the mid 90s, and heat index values between 100 and 105 degrees are expected this afternoon in many locations throughout the state. Overnight, isolated showers may linger over inland locations through midnight with some coastal showers moving onshore early Sunday morning. Dry conditions are otherwise expected, and lows will be in the mid to upper 70s statewide with some locations in South Florida remaining near 80 degrees.

A moderate risk for rip currents is forecast for East Coast beaches from Nassau County to Volusia County due to 5-10 mph winds and wave heights up to 3 feet, and for Panhandle beaches from Walton County to Gulf County due to 5-10 mph winds and wave heights of 1 foot or less. A low risk for rip currents is forecast for all other Florida beaches today. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard. Remember, rip currents can still occur on low risk days!

There are a couple tropical waves in the Atlantic basin this morning, but no new tropical cyclone activity is expected over the next 48 hours. For the latest information on the tropics, please visit hurricanes.gov.

There is no fire weather threat in Florida today due to elevated rain chances and generally light winds. However, with thunderstorms in the forecast, the possibility of lightning-induced wildfires exists.


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