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...Dry weather continues Across the Sunshine State...Isolated Chance for Stray Showers along the Northwest Florida Coast this afternoon...Patchy to locally Dense Fog forecast late tonight into the early morning Hours Tomorrow...Moderate Rip Current Risk At Atlantic Coast Beaches...Disturbance in the tropics has a moderate chance for development...

Updated 9:45 AM EDT Tuesday

High Pressure will shift east of the state today turning winds to the east-southeast across the Peninsula and to a more southerly flow across Northwest Florida. This wind flow will allow for a return of moisture to the state creating a chance for isolated showers to form in the afternoon hours along coastal portions of the Western Panhandle where a 20% chance for rain is forecast. High temperatures will also be slightly warmer today, in the mid to upper 80s, as a brief warming trend occurs before the next front moves through.

The chances for late night and early morning fog will continue as low-level moisture slowly increases across the Peninsula. For tonight light winds, and increasing humidity levels will create an environment favorable for fog formation, especially in low-lying fog prone areas. Patchy fog is forecast across parts of Central Florida and could become widespread to locally dense in North Florida tonight. Should you encounter fog on your early morning commute be sure to use your low-beam headlights and leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.

Ocean conditions will produce a moderate risk of rip currents along southeast Florida beaches today. The highest rip current risk will be this afternoon due to tidal effects. The seaward pull will be especially strong near piers and jetties. Light winds and calm waters will keep the rip current risk at low levels for Gulf Coast beaches. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and not to enter the surf above your knees. Always Heed the advice of ocean rescue personnel and swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

A tropical wave interacting with an upper-level disturbance is producing an area of disorganized showers and storms. This system is designated as invest 95L and is forecast to continue to drift northwestward at 10 to 15 mph producing showers and storms over the Leeward Islands today and tomorrow. The NHC has placed this systems chances for development at 20%/30% chance over the next 48 hours and 5 days, respectively. 95L is forecast to remain in an environment somewhat favorable for further development until this weekend when upper level winds will increase making development difficult. Regardless of development, forecast models continue to indicate that a strong cold front will carry this system out to sea late this week and no impacts to U.S. are forecast. For more information please click here.

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Joint Information Center Update on Preparedness

~Florida Health Officials Continue Ebola Readiness Efforts~

October 27, 2014 - The Florida Department of Health is carrying out Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order to conduct 21-day health monitoring and risk assessments for all those who have returned or will return to Florida from the CDC designated Ebola-affected areas of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Public Health staff from the Department’s county offices visit with these individuals twice daily for in-person temperature checks. Currently, the Department of Health is conducting active monitoring for six low-risk individuals.

In addition, the Department has completed delivery of First Responder readiness packages to Department offices around the state. These supplemental personal protective equipment packages are strategically positioned so that additional equipment can be provided within one hour or less in the event local first responder needs exceed existing resources.

10/27/14 - Joint Information Center Update

Joint Information Center Update

~Governor Scott Issues Executive Order Requiring Mandatory Health Monitoring for Anyone Returning from Ebola-Affected Areas~

October 25, 2014 - Governor Rick Scott signed an Executive Order mandating twice-daily 21-day health monitoring for people returning from CDC designated Ebola-affected areas.

Governor Scott said, “This executive order will give the Florida Department of Health the authority they need to conduct 21-day health monitoring and risk assessments for all those who have returned or will return to Florida from the CDC designated Ebola-affected areas of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. We have asked the CDC to identify the risk levels of all returning individuals from these areas, but they have not provided that information. Therefore, we are moving quickly to require the four individuals who have returned to Florida already – and anyone in the future who will return to Florida from an Ebola area – to take part in twice daily 21-day health evaluations with DOH personnel."

10/25/14 - Joint Information Center Update

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