Current Situation from FloridaDisaster.org

Patchy Fog in Parts of North and Central Florida This Morning...Mainly Dry Conditions Statewide Today...Stray Showers Possible Along Florida East Coast...Partly Cloudy Skies Otherwise Expected Today...Areas of Dense Fog Possible in Northern Florida Peninsula Early Sunday Morning...High to ModeratebRisk Of Rip Currents For All East Coast Beaches Today...

Updated 10:00 A.M. EST Saturday

Patchy fog is possible this morning in parts of North and Central Florida, but any fog should dissipate by mid-morning. There is little change expected in the weather today from yesterday as high pressure over the southeastern U.S. will continue to keep Florida mostly dry. With easterly flow along the East Coast today, stray showers are possible with the best chance along the northern East Coast. Partly cloudy skies are otherwise expected statewide today. High temperatures will continue to be warm for this time of year, in the mid to upper 70s statewide, although highs in the lower 70s are possible in extreme Northeast Florida.

Overnight, expect partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for stray showers along the East Coast. Areas of fog may develop in parts of North and Central Florida early Sunday morning with areas of dense fog possible in the northern Florida Peninsula and west Central Florida. Overnight lows will be in the lower 50s to near 60 in North and Central Florida and in the lower to upper 60s in Central and South Florida.

With the Choctawhatchee River near Bruce/Ebro below flood stage this morning, there are no Florida rivers or waterways currently in flood stage. Like some other rivers in the Panhandle, it remains in action (near flood) stage, but stages in those rivers are forecast to continue falling. For more information on river stages, please visit the Southeast River Forecast Center website here.

There is no fire weather threat in Florida today with relative humidity well above critical levels and generally light winds expected statewide today.

A high risk of rip currents is forecast for East Coast beaches from Volusia County south primarily due to easterly winds, a long-period swell and tidal effects from the waning full moon. A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast for all other East Coast beaches. A low risk of rip currents is expected at all other Florida beaches 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.

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