Current Situation from FloridaDisaster.org
...Low Wildfire Threat Still Exists In The Panhandle...Sunny Skies Expected Statewide Today, Clear Skies Tonight...Moderate Risk Of Rip Currents From Volusia To Miami-Dade County And From Walton To Franklin County Beaches...No Tropical Development Expected Over the Next Five Days...Updated 8:00 A.M. EDT Monday
The primary weather concern in Florida today is the fire weather threat. Low relative humidity will make burning conditions hazardous in some areas. While the Red Flag Warnings in the Panhandle have been cancelled today, a low fire weather threat still exists in the Panhandle due to low relative humidity, low soil moisture, and the presence of some high energy release components.
Dry and clear conditions will continue today in Florida, with cold temperatures affecting North Florida this morning. High pressure will dominate and continue to bring dry conditions to all of Florida for the next few days. Winds will be lighter today across the Panhandle around 5mph, while breezy conditions of 15mph remain along the east coast. Highs today will be in the low to mid 80s statewide. Lows tonight will be upper 50s to mid 60s in North and Central Florida, and in the low 70s in South Florida.
A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast from Volusia County to Miami-Dade County beaches and from Walton to Franklin County beaches due to lingering swells. A low risk of rip currents is expected for all other beaches in Florida today. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard.
No tropical cyclone activity forecast to occur over the next five days. For more information from the National Hurricane Center, click here.
Florida's ESF-18 is committed to engaging the private sector in disaster response.
The State’s response effort is initiated through the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), which is comprised of Governor-appointed Emergency Coordination Officers (ECO) from State agencies and volunteer organizations. Emergency Support Function (ESF) 18 Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization integrates disaster response with private sector organizations. ESF 18 coordinates local, state and federal agency actions that provide immediate and short-term assistance for the private sector. Further, ESF 18 works with business and industry to identify available resources to meet the needs of the State and its citizens.
Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.Mission of SERT and the Florida Division of Emergency Management