Warning Issue Date: 405 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017
Warning Expiration: 0000 GMT 24 2017
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS BEACHES OF PALM BEACH COUNTY...
...MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FROM THUNDERSTORMS TODAY...
...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY...
This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
Rip currents: There is High Risk of rip currents along the beaches
of Palm Beach County, and a Moderate Risk of rip currents along the
rest of the east coast beaches of South Florida.
Flooding: Heavy rainfall from the thunderstorms will lead to possible
flooding of low lying and poorly drained areas.
Thunderstorms: Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are possible
across South Florida today especially over the interior and west
coast metro areas. The primary impacts will be lightning and heavy
Waves: Northeast swells of 3 to 5 feet will allow for the seas to
build to 5 to 7 feet tonight over the Atlantic waters of Palm Beach
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Scattered afternoon thunderstorms are possible over South Florida on
Sunday, before drier air works into the area for next week reducing
the coverage of the thunderstorms.
Long period northeast swells from distant Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose
and Hurricane Maria will continue to lead to an enhancement of rip
currents along all Atlantic beaches through early next week.
Also, Atlantic coastal areas of South Florida may see high surf as
early as Sunday afternoon, which may also lead to some beach erosion,
especially in Palm Beach County.
Atlantic waters could become hazardous this weekend into early next
week due to the long period of northeast swells.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters are encouraged to report flooding and other hazardous
weather to the National Weather Service forecast office in Miami.
For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at www.weather.gov/miami.