Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report for Wednesday March 15, 2023

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Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report

EOC Activation Level: Level 2
Meteorological Summary:
  • An upper-level disturbance moving across the central Peninsula will attempt to bring rain showers across the area, but dry air at the surface will prevent most of the rain from reaching the ground (20-45% chance of rain). A few sprinkles of rain and light showers may reach the ground during the morning and early afternoon hours.
  • Mostly sunny and clear conditions can be expected across North Florida courtesy of high pressure to the north (near-zero chance of rain).
  • Breezy conditions will setup along the east coast and along West-Central Florida with wind gusts upwards of 20-25 mph.
  • High temperatures will reach into the middle to upper 60s across North Florida and southward towards the I-75 corridor, with the southern peninsula reaching the middle 70s.
  • Clearing skies overnight will allow radiational cooling will allow temperatures to cool down into the middle to upper 30s across the Panhandle and Big Bend, and with the help of light winds patchy frost will be possible overnight.
    • A Freeze Watch is in place through Thursday at 9:00 AM EDT for Baker and inland Nassau Counties as temperatures as low as 32 degrees will be possible.
  • Low temperatures will reach into the 40s along coastal North Florida towards the I-4 corridor, and the 50s and 60s across the central and southern peninsula.
  • Critically low relative humidity values in the 20% to middle 30% across North Florida creating an elevated risk for wildfires. Additional areas of near critical values can be anticipated this afternoon along West-Central and Southwest Florida, and with breezy wind gusts of 20-25 mph, an elevated risk for wildfires can be anticipated for those areas.
  • A moderate to high risk for rip currents can be expected for Panhandle and Florida East Coast beaches due to strong northeasterly winds. A low risk can be expected for west coast beaches.

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