General Situation: A stationary front in the vicinity of the extreme northern Bahamas will drift northwards through Tuesday. Another cold front will move off of Florida late Wednesday into Thursday. An active tropical wave located east of the Lesser Antilles will track west-northwest and move near or across the Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands Wednesday through Thursday with the cold front to the north helping to steer/turn the system north to northeast allowing it to move away from the islands.

Tuesday 13th – Partly sunny, warm and a bit breezy with few passing showers during the day. Mainly fair skies at night with the chance of a shower or two. Maximum temperature 89°F and minimum temperature 74°F. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Wednesday 14th – Partly sunny across the NW Bahamas to partly cloudy over the Central and SE Bahamas and warm with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the SE Bahamas. Partly cloudy at night with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across all areas. Maximum temperature 89°F and minimum temperature 75°F. Winds E to SE’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Thursday 15th – Partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 88°F and minimum temperature 74°F. Winds variable at 10 or less. Seas 1 to 3 feet over the ocean but up to 5 feet in moderate easterly swells.

Friday 16th – Variably cloudy and breezy with the chance of a few isolated showers during the day. Fair and mild at night. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the NW Bahamas. Winds N to NE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and Variable at 10 knots or less in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 7 feet over the ocean in the NW Bahamas and 1 to 3 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Saturday 17th – Variably cloudy with isolated showers possible during the day. Partly cloudy at night with isolated showers possible. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Winds NE to E at 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and NE’ly at 10 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas falling light and variable at times. Seas 3 to 5 feet over the ocean in the NW Bahamas and 1 to 3 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Sunday 18th – Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible during the day. Partly cloudy with few lingering showers at night. Maximum temperature 86°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Winds E to SE’ly at 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean.

Monday 19th – Partly sunny and breezy with the chance of a few quick passing showers in the NW Bahamas to partly sunny with isolated showers in the Central and SE Bahamas. Partly cloudy with few lingering showers at night. Maximum temperature 86°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the NW Bahamas. Winds N to NE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas falling light and variable at times. Seas 4 to 6 feet over the ocean in the NW Bahamas and 1 to 3 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Beachgoers and mariners should exercise caution due to rough surf and the high risk of rip currents along the northern and eastern shorelines during stated advisories.

Gregory D Thompson (SMO)

For (Director)