For southeast Florida weather, during the overnight hours, It was generally clear to partly cloudy. Homestead was reporting haze. Lows were around 70 to low 70’s with some 60’s further inland at the normally cooler areas. Winds were light out of the south (little stronger along the coast). A band of weakening showers associated with the cold front moved from central Florida and entering south Florida.
During the day, the band of weakening showers/sprinkles continued moving southeast across south Florida. The cold front moved off the southeast coast late in the morning. Some light rain/sprinkles continued after the passage of the main band of showers that moved offshore.
Below are the radar and satellite images depicting the front moving off the southeast Florida Coast. Additionally, the radar image indicates some patches of light rain behind the front.
The highs today were generally in the 70’s and it occurred primarily earlier today before frontal passage.
Skies were clearing from north to south during the afternoon. The clouds associated with the cold front should clear the southern tip of Florida later tonight.
Winds were south and southwest at 5 – 10 mph ahead of the cold front. After passage of the line of showers, winds shifted to the northwest at 10 – 20 mph.
Tonight will be much cooler with temperatures mainly in the 50’s. Some areas further inland will be in the middle to upper 40’s.
Skies will be clearing as the night progresses. However, there was some high cloudiness over the western Gulf of Mexico that was rapidly moving toward the state. If these clouds move over the state during the overnight hours, the temperatures may not get as cool/cold as indicated.
Winds will be out of the northwest and north at 5 – 10 mph. Winds over the waters will be from the north or north-northeast at 10 – 20 mph. Seas will be 3 – 5 feet, occasionally 6 feet. A small craft exercise caution is in affect except for Biscayne Bay.
For Friday and Saturday, it will be partly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs will range from around 70 to middle 70’s. Lows will range from 50’s to low 60’s near the coast.
Winds will be from the north, veering to the northeast later on Friday to east on Saturday. Winds will once again become north on Saturday night/Sunday. Winds will average 10 – 20 mph, but will diminish Saturday night. Seas will be 3 – 5 feet, occasionally 6 feet. Seas will be up to 8 feet well offshore. Seas will diminish somewhat on Saturday especially offshore. Waters will have a moderate chop to choppy at exposed areas. A small craft exercise caution will probably be in affect for portions of the waters.
Another cold front will move into south Florida on Sunday. This will reinforce the cooler air.
It will be mostly sunny to partly sunny. Highs will be generally in the middle to upper 70’s. Lows will be in the 50’s with some middle to upper 40’s further inland.
Winds will be out of the north at 10 – 15 mph. Seas will average 2 – 4 feet, possibly 5 feet offshore. Waters will have a light to moderate chop.
Monday will be sunny to partly sunny. Highs will be in the middle to upper 70’s and lows will range in the 50’s to low 60’s near the coast.
Winds will be out of the north to northeast at 10 – 15 mph. Seas will average 2 – 3 feet, possibly up to 5 feet offshore. Waters will have a light to moderate chop.
Looking longer term, upper level heights will be rising toward next weekend. This will lead to warmer temperatures. Below is the CPC (Climate Prediction Center) 8 – 14 day temperature outlook.