A coastal storm is forming tonight along a stalled front just off-shore of the Space Coast (or near Melbourne). The area of low pressure is expected to gradually strengthen Monday, producing larger waves and swells along Florida’s First Coast through early Tuesday. Gale force sustained winds (39mph or higher) out of the northeast are expected just off-shore, with gusts near that speed possible at area beaches north of Saint Augustine. Minor beach erosion is possible, along with a low chance of some coastal flooding near times of high tide on Monday night. Due to the long period of on-shore winds, there is also a high risk of rip currents. Beach-goers and boaters are urged to use extreme caution near and in the water until this storm moves further out to sea, which will likely be on Tuesday.
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