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Lat: 25.77N, Lon: 80.2W
Wx Zone: FLZ074
Warning FLW WEATHER ALERT - SHORTTERM FORECAST (More Info. Click Here) Warning
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SHORTTERM FORECAST
Issue Date: 543 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018
Expiration: 1330 GMT 19 2018
.NOW... Patchy fog has developed in localized areas of South Florida. While most of the fog is light, it is possible that some locations could see visibility briefly drop to below 1/4 mile. Motorists should use caution when driving into a fog bank, and visibility may suddenly drop more than expected. The fog should lift shortly after sunrise this morning.


Issue Date: 445 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018
Expiration: 0945 GMT 20 2018
...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE ATLANTIC BEACHES... ...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT MAINLY OVER GULF WATERS... This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT Rip currents: There is a moderate risk of rip currents for the Atlantic beaches today. Thunderstorms: Thunderstorms will become increasingly possible through the night tonight, from the Gulf waters, progressing east. Some of the storms tonight may become strong, with lightning, gusty wind, waterspouts, and heavy rain are the main threats tonight, particularly for the Gulf waters. Waterspouts: Waterspouts are possible, mainly later today, from the late afternoon through the night as showers and thunderstorms spread across the area. They will be possible across all South Florida waters. Wind: The wind is forecast to exceed 20 kts in the off shore Gulf waters in the early morning hours, which may cause hazardous marine conditions for small craft. Also, there is a chance of strong gusts over the Gulf waters due to thunderstorms from this evening through the night, and possibly into tomorrow. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY Increasing wind associated with a storm system is forecast to bring hazardous marine conditions for the Atlantic waters for Thursday through Saturday. The risk for rip currents on all South Florida beaches will also likely increase during this time. Thunderstorms continue to be possible across South Florida Thursday through early Friday morning. Some of the thunderstorms could become strong to severe, especially Thursday afternoon into Thursday night. Gusty wind, heavy rainfall, and lightning are the primary threats. There is also a slight risk of an isolated tornado or two. The gulf coast beaches of South Florida could see at least some minor coastal flooding during high tides late this week, due to the strong westerly winds and the westerly swell. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual spotters are encouraged to report high wind, hail and flooding 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.


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