IT IS GOING TO GET COLD. VERY COLD. AT LEAST BY SOUTH FLORIDA STANDARDS.
BY: WEATHER TEAM | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A “wind chill” advisory is now in effect for Palm Beach County, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach. The National Weather Service says temperatures may dip into the 30s over the next few days, with the coldest weather expected tonight and Saturday night.
The following is the official National Weather Service advisory issued for the region early Friday morning. While we are publishing the entire advisory for context, we have boldfaced the relevant section.
… Freeze Watch In Effect For Glades County…
… Wind Chill Advisory In Effect Northern Areas of South Florida…
… High Risk of Rip Currents Beaches of Collier & Palm Beach…
… Rough Marine Conditions This Christmas Weekend…
. DAY ONE… Today and tonight: Thunderstorms: The slight chances of thunderstorms this morning over South Florida. The primary impacts will be lightning strikes.
Marine: Northwest winds at least 20 knots will be possible behind the passage of the strong cold front. Seas will build to around 7 feet in the Atlantic waters and up to 8 feet in the offshore Gulf waters.
Coastal Flooding: Minor coastal flooding is possible this morning around high tide along the vulnerable coastal areas of Palm Beach County.
Rip Currents: There is a high risk of rip currents across the Palm Beaches and Collier Beaches. There is a moderate risk of rip currents across the beaches of Broward and Miami Dade Counties.
. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN… Saturday through Thursday.
Prolonged onshore flow will lead to an elevated risk of rip currents along the east coast beaches through the Christmas Weekend. The risk of rip currents along the Gulf coast Beaches will slowly subside through Christmas Weekend.
Behind the strong front, cold temperatures will be possible Saturday and Sunday morning. Low temperatures could drop into the low to middle 30s near the Lake over the weekend with lows in the 40s possible over the remainder of the area. With a moderate northwesterly wind, wind chills will fall into the in the mid 20s to near 30 around Lake Okeechobee with lower to mid 30s over the northern interior and metro areas of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Wind chill readings over the southern areas of South Florida will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s each night this Christmas Weekend.
Hazardous marine conditions will be possible over the Gulf and Atlantic waters the Christmas Weekend due to moderate or strong northerly wind and seas up to 7 feet.
Finally, minor coastal flooding is possible around periods of high tide on this weekend along the east coast beaches of South Florida.
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