- Dry conditions are generally expected today, but scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight in the western Panhandle, the Keys, and extreme South Florida.
- Strong to marginally severe storms with damaging winds are possible in the western Panhandle, and there is also a low chance for minor nuisance flooding.
- Showers and thunderstorm activity associated with Invest 93L has increased and become more concentrated. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable for development today and Saturday as it moves north over the northwest Caribbean Sea, and a tropical depression could form during this time. The NHC has given it a 60% (medium) chance of development over the next 48 hours and over the next five days.
- A moderate risk for rip currents is forecast for all Panhandle beaches due to increasing southeasterly winds and wave heights of 1 to 2 feet, and for East Coast beaches from Volusia County south due to a small swell and easterly 5-15 mph winds.
- Lake Okeechobee average elevation is 16.87 feet today, which is 1.81 feet above normal for this time of year.
Another briefing packet will be issued on Thursday, if necessary. For more information, visit the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov.
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