Gusty winds will pick up today as a cool front makes its way through Florida tomorrow.
The National Weather Service in Miami issued a small craft advisory from 8 p.m. tonight through 8 p.m. Friday with meteorologists expecting winds near the beach to build to 28 mph with gusts to 34 mph.
A small craft advisory means that winds are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions. Inexperienced mariners, especially those in smaller vessels, should avoid going out when the advisory is in effect.
Inland, winds could built to 17 mph sustained with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Larry Kelly, a meteorologist with the NWS in Miami, said the cool front expected tomorrow is not as strong as the one that brought overnight lows into the 50s and 60s during the weekend.
“Once it does come through, you will still see low to mid-80s and lows in the 70s,” he said. “The main affect we are going to see are the strong winds.”
A high pressure system pushing east across the country will send northeast and then easterly winds to South Florida as the cold front moves through.
With those winds will come moisture off the water, which will also increase rain chances to 30 percent Wednesday night. Those chances dip to 20 percent Thursday through Friday.
Today is expected to reach 84 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain. Tomorrow should be similar, but the higher winds will likely mean a high risk of rip currents at the beaches.