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Current Situation and Weather Update

High Risk of Rip Currents and High Surf Advisory for Atlantic Coast Beaches... Moderate Risk of Rip Currents Along the Panhandle... Isolated to Scattered Showers Possible Along the East Coast... Highs in the Mid 70s to Low 80s...

Updated 9:10 am EDT Saturday

Any remaining fog settled over North Florida or northern Central Florida should continue to lift through the morning. Otherwise, isolated to scattered showers are expected along the Florida East Coast again today, mostly concentrated along the Northeast Florida coast. These showers may move inland throughout the day, and those moving westward across Northeast Florida may reach the eastern Big Bend this afternoon. Some of these showers may linger into the overnight hours.

Breezy northeasterly flow will continue today, particularly along the Florida East Coast where winds could gust as high as 25 mph in some areas.

Highs will range from the mid 70s to the low 80s across the state today, with low temperatures tonight ranging from the low 50s to the low 70s.

Large breaking waves of 5 to 7 feet along the Florida East Coast has prompted a High Surf Advisory at East Central Florida beaches through 4 PM EST Sunday. These large waves in the surf zone may cause significant beach erosion and deadly rip currents.

Strong east winds will continue a high threat for rip currents at all Atlantic Coast beaches today. Higher than normal wave heights will also contribute to a moderate risk along beaches in the Western Panhandle and eastern-facing beaches in the Eastern Panhandle and Big Bend. All other Gulf Coast beaches should experience a low risk of rip currents. Rip currents can still occur on low risk days. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach patrol or beach warning flags for the latest surf conditions before entering the water. Always swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

No new tropical cyclones are forecast to develop in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico over the next five days. For more information on the tropics please visit the National Hurricane Center website here.

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Governor Scott's Florida First Budget Will Make Florida First In Emergency Management

Governor Scott’s Florida First budget invests $298 million in the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to protect families, visitors and businesses, and will support the further diversification of Florida’s economy through small business growth and development.

Governor Scott said, “With more than 19 million residents and almost 100 million visitors each year, we have to do all we can to keep families safe in Florida. Funding for the Florida Division of Emergency Management provides critical safeguards and protects the infrastructure that Florida communities and businesses depend upon to live and succeed.”

FDEM Director Bryan Koon said, “Governor Scott’s funding efforts will ensure Florida is better prepared in case of future disasters. These preparations ensure that if Florida is ever affected by a future disaster, we will be ready to react and recover more efficiently and quickly, with a lower cost to our state.”

For a link to the full Florida First Budget visit

Governor Scott's Florida First Budget Will Make Florida First In Emergency Management

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