Nice in November
Posted by Brent Cameron
These are pleasant times to be in south Florida. Lately, we've been getting seasonal temperatures... ones that aren't too warm during the day or too cool at night. Our air is coming off of the Atlantic Ocean and that onshore flow is limiting the temperature difference (range) between the daytime high and the overnight low. Basically, we've been getting comfortable lows near 70 degrees and highs near 80 degrees.
After a windy weekend, winds are decreasing gradually. You'll still notice a strong breeze along all Atlantic beaches... where there is still a moderate to high threat of rip currents. Rip currents are channels of water that flow away from shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea! If you're ever caught in one of these currents, stay calm and don't fight it. Instead, escape it by swimming in the direction that follows the shoreline. When the current weakens, then, swim at an angle toward the coast.
Even though wind speeds will be dropping, the rip current risk will continue... due to the wind direction. A general easterly flow will linger for the next few days, at least.
A cold front is approaching north Florida. It's the same front that has been responsible for producing significant rain and a sudden temperature drop across much of the nation! Even though the boundary remained strong while tracking eastward, the southern extent of the front will get progressively weaker. Models differ on how far south the front sags, in our state. Regardless, the front will lose its punch and shouldn't be much of a "weather player" in south Florida before fizzling-out during the middle of the week. By the way, local temperatures will remain steady. As for rain chances, we're not expecting anything more than some simple and fast-moving showers... arriving along the ocean breeze.