Current Weather Outlook

Statewide weather outlook from Florida Division of Emergency Management Meteorology
 

Monday, November 29, 2021

...Sunny, Dry, and Cool Today Across the State in the Wake of a Cold Front...Frost and Light Freeze Tonight Across Inland Areas of North Florida: Low Temperatures of 29-36 Degrees...Elevated Risk of Rip Currents at Atlantic and Panhandle Beaches...Elevated Wildfire Threat with Low Humidity & Breezy Winds...The Final Day of Hurricane Season 2021 is Tomorrow!...

Updated at 9:00 AM EDT

Today's Threats:

No Threat Low Threat Medium Threat High Threat
Lightning Tornado Damaging Wind/Hail Flooding  Fog Freeze/Cold Wildfire Rip Currents

 

   

 

 

Inland North Florida

Statewide

 

 Panhandle & East Coast

West Coast

 

Weather Summary for the Next 24 Hours:   

A cold front moved through North and Central Florida overnight and is moving through South Florida this morning. A few light rain showers are associated with the front in far South Florida and the Keys, but dry air is moving down the Peninsula. Skies will clear and rain chances will end by this afternoon. It will otherwise be sunny and dry across the state today with light northwest winds at 5-15 mph with some higher gusts.

Skies will remain clear overnight and temperatures will quickly fall after sunset. There will be a wide range of temperatures tonight from the inland Panhandle to the Florida Keys. Across rural, inland areas of the Panhandle, Big Bend, and Suwannee River Valley, a frost and light freeze is anticipated with low temperatures of 29-36 degrees. Freeze Warnings and/or Frost Advisories could be issued, but a widespread freeze that lasts several hours is not anticipated.

 

Rip Currents: Light to breezy north/northwest winds will continue a moderate risk of rip currents along Atlantic & Panhandle beaches today. A high risk is forecast for Gulf and Palm Beach County beaches. Low risk conditions continue along the West Coast. Wave heights will be 2-4’ statewide. For the latest Rip Current Outlook, visit www.weather.gov/beach.

Marine Hazards: A patchy bloom of Red Tide continues to dissipate along the Florida Panhandle. Low concentrations have been observed along Franklin and Wakulla County. Respiratory irritation and fish kills continue to be reported in these areas.

 

Flash Flooding: There is no threat for flash flooding.

Hydrology: All rivers, creeks, and streams across the state are below flood stage and not forecast to rise.  For more details on specific river levels, please visit the River Forecast Center.

Lake Okeechobee’s average elevation is 15.98 feet, which is within the operational band but 1.12 feet above normal for this time of year.

Coastal Flooding: There is no threat for coastal flooding.

 

Tropical cyclone development is not expected over the next 5 days in the Atlantic Basin. Hurricane Season continues until November 30.

For the latest on the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center at www.hurricanes.gov.

 

Fire Weather: Light to breezy northwest winds (5-15 mph) will bring dry air into the state today. Relative humidity will drop below critical levels this afternoon in North Florida (25-32%) but remain above critical levels in the Peninsula (35-50%). The light winds and low humidity will elevate the wildfire threat today to low, but a lack of drought conditions will prevent a higher threat.

There are no active wildfires in the state according to the Florida Forest Service; all are either controlled, contained, or not significant. A County Burn Ban is in effect for Duval, Orange, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota (prohibited year-round).

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index average for Florida is 174 (+4) on a scale from 0 (very moist) to 800 (very dry). There are 0 Florida counties or any localized areas with an average KBDI at or above 500 (drought/increased fire danger).

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