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...Slight Chance for Isolated Showers and a Storm Today in Central and South Florida...Mostly Sunny and Dry Conditions Otherwise Expected Across the State...Moderate Risk of Rip Currents at All Atlantic and Gulf Coast Beaches...

Updated 5:00 PM EDT Tuesday

Shower and thunderstorm activity has become more concentrated with the area of low pressure located about 450 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, or about 380 miles east of Palm Bay, Florida. Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance aircraft investigating the system this afternoon determined that it has acquired a well-defined surface circulation as was upgraded to Tropical Depression #2 at 5pm. Environmental conditions are conducive for further development, and it could become tropical storm within the next 24 hours. The depression is forecast to move slowly west-northwestward or northwestward and approach the southeastern United States between Georgia and the Carolinas over the weekend. No part of Florida is within the 5 day cone of error and no tropical watches or warnings are in effect. This system may bring increased rain chances to portions of the Florida Eastern Peninsula this weekend. In addition, increased wave heights are expected along the Northeast and East Central Florida coast beginning today and will lead to an increased risk of rip currents through the weekend. For the latest updates, click here.

High pressure will continue to bring mostly quiet weather to the state today. There may be some isolated showers and thunderstorms possible over Central and South Florida areas, mainly south of I-4, as the seabreezes move onshore later this morning through the early afternoon and then move inland through the evening. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies with warm temperatures in the low to mid 80s at the coast and upper 80s to low 90s inland. Mild overnight lows in the mid 60s to mid 70s are expected again and could result in patchy light fog Saturday morning in the western Panhandle.

Easterly winds will produce a moderate risk of rip currents at all Atlantic Coast beaches today. A low to moderate risk of rip currents is expected for all Gulf Coast beaches. A low risk of rip currents is expected for all other Florida beaches. Rip currents can still occur on low risk days. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard.

National Weather Service

Memorial Day Beachgoers Encouraged To Monitor Surf Conditions At Florida Beaches

~ Tropical weather system could increase rip current risk along Florida’s east coast~ 

NOAA Radio Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials remind beachgoers to check the surf conditions at public beaches.  Understanding the beach warning flags will help to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the waters. When red flags are flying, swimming in Florida’s coastal waters can be dangerous.

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical disturbance could become more organized in the Atlantic over the weekend which could increase the risk of rip currents along Florida’s east coast from Jacksonville to Miami. A moderate risk of rip currents now exists along all Atlantic and Panhandle beaches.

“Rip currents can be difficult to detect – even in blue skies and especially around piers and jetties,” said FDEM Director Bryan Koon. “Pay attention to the beach warning flags for current surf conditions, and be sure you know what to do if you experience a rip current.”

Memorial Day Beachgoers Encouraged
To Monitor Surf Conditions At Florida Beaches

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