Current Weather Outlook

Statewide weather outlook from Florida Division of Emergency Management Meteorology

 

Monday, January 21, 2019

...High Pressure In Control, Dry And Sunny Today...Temperatures Rebounding...Minor River Flooding Continues On the Lower Santa Fe River...Elevated Rip Current Risk At Most Florida Beaches Today...Moderate To High Wildfire Threat Statewide...

Updated 8:55 A.M. EST

Strong high pressure will control the weather over the Southeast United States for the next 48 hours.

Monday is starting off cold with a freeze observed for nearly all of North Florida and the Nature Coast. Low temperatures fell into the upper 40s even across urban Southeast Florida. However, plenty of sunshine today will quickly warm temperatures up into the 50s and 60s. A few high clouds will move through the Panhandle today. With winds now out of the northeast, a few clouds will occasionally move inland along the Space Coast and Treasure Coast. An isolated shower is also possible, but rain chances will only be around 10%. (Winds are out of the northeast at 10-15 mph).

Temperatures tonight will not be as cold as last night. Skies will remain clear allowing temperatures to fall quickly after sunset. A few rural, inland locations of North Florida will approach the freezing point, but there will not be a widespread freeze like last night. Light winds will continue overnight out of the east at around 10 mph preventing frost or fog formation. Low temperatures will be mild in South Florida. A stray shower will remain possible from along the East Coast from Cape Canaveral to the south.

The rip current risk will be elevated at many Florida beaches today. Onshore winds out of the northeast along the East Coast of the Peninsula will create a moderate risk of rip currents. While winds are now offshore for most Gulf Coast beaches, a residual swell from the windy conditions this weekend will keep the rip current risk moderate in the Panhandle and high along the West Coast. Remember, always swim within sight of a lifeguard. Rip currents can still occur on low risk days! For the latest rip current outlook, visit www.weather.gov/beach.

River Flood Warnings remain in effect for the Santa Fe River at Hildreth and at Three Rivers Estates. The Santa Fe River at Hildreth will drop below flood stage later today while it will remain in minor flood stage at Three Rivers Estates into the upcoming weekend. A few other rivers are in action stage in North Florida, but water levels continue to fall. There is no significant chance of rain today or tomorrow. For more information on specific rivers, please visit the Southeast River Forecast Center here.

Breezy winds, low humidity, and drought conditions will result in a high wildfire threat across the Peninsula today. Relative humidity will approach critical levels along the West Coast with winds out of the northeast at 10-15 mph. A moderate threat is expected in North Florida where soils are more wet from recent rains. A County Burn Ban remains in effect for Gulf County in the Panhandle and 5 other counties that are in effect year-round.

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