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Gale Warning Issued For First Coast Through Tuesday Afternoon

Jeff Huffman

High pressure typically brings warm, dry and calm weather. But not when it is so strong, sitting to our north, and interacting with an area of lower pressure to the south.

The wind flow around both of these weather features will team up to deliver a strong onshore wind and some adverse conditions to Florida’s First Coast over the coming days, starting today and lingering through late Tuesday.


• GALE WARNING for coastal waters from Altahama Sound, GA to Flagler Beach, FL out 20 nautical miles. Winds in these locations expected to be sustained 20 to 25 knots (approximately 25 to 30 mph), with frequent gusts to gale force (38 mph).

• LAKE WIND ADVISORY for inland counties of Nassau, Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler, Coastal Glynn and Camden through Monday evening (likely to also be issued Tuesday). Winds in these locations will be sustained 20 to 25 mph, gusting to 35 mph at times.

• Further inland (along I-75 corridor), breezy with sustained winds increasing to 15 mph, gusts to 20 mph at times in the afternoon hours Monday and Tuesday.


• HIGH SURF ADVISORY for all coastal areas of Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida through Wednesday. Waves of 5 to 7 feet will be possible late Monday afternoon, building to 6 to 10 feet Monday night and Tuesday.

• Inter-coastal waterways and areas lakes will experience choppy to rough waters as well, especially during the afternoon hours.


• Coastal showers will be numerous through the period, but will likely reach their peak on Tuesday

• Showers will drift southwest Monday through Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam and Marion counties on Monday.

• Areas further inland and farther north toward Gainesville and Lake City have better chances of a few showers Tuesday and Wednesday. As rainbands approach, winds could gust several miles per hour higher than aforementioned numbers.

You can follow Jeff on Twitter @huffmanweather.

Jeff Huffman is Chief Meteorologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to his full-time position at the university's radio and television stations, WUFT-FM/TV and WRUF-TV, the latter of which he co-founded, Huffman also provides weather coverage to public radio stations throughout Florida