Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report for Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Florida State Watch Office Morning Situation Report

EOC Activation Level: Level 2
Meteorological Summary:
  • Scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms expected today as a cold front advances through the Peninsula (65-95% chance of rain).
  • While there is no organized threat for severe weather, a few thunderstorms during the peak heating hours of the day may be strong and capable of producing gusty winds.
  • Isolated instances of nuisance flooding across low-lying and poor drainage areas cannot be ruled out along the Florida Big Bend and Suwannee River Valley.
  • Rain chances spread across the Peninsula overnight as the front makes its exit over the Florida Straits Sunday morning (45-60% chance of rain).
  • Brisk post-frontal winds will usher in a much cooler and drier airmass across the Florida Panhandle today, with low temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 30s tonight.
  • Lower relative humidity values and breezy conditions will lead to sensitive wildfire conditions across interior portions of the eastern Peninsula this afternoon.
  • An elevated rip current risk can be expected along all Florida beaches today, with the highest risk residing along the Panhandle, West Florida, and Southeast Florida coastlines.

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