Yes, it is looking light from the long range forecast. If it is sunny, we can have thermal winds in early to mid afternoon to around sunset when they can suddenly turn off. They are rarely forecast and can be very patchy, one area has them while others in the area may not. The lower Keys may have lighter wind, 10 to 15 kts. east into Saturday but it is too far off to say with much certainty. Given the small land mass, the Keys usually don't have much strong thermal wind action. The good news/bad news is that temperatures are forecast to be summer-like absent a powerful cold front, approaching 29 C. I use the following for weather planning for kite sessions, hope things improve! http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=6734
Toby wrote:Looks like we will have a vacuum for next weekend
In Miami the open ocean water temperature doesn't drop below 70 F really per * The air temperature can drop much lower and adding in wind chill you can get real uncomfortable particularly with longer sessions. I have posted some low temperatures below on record for Miami in February, it can get real cold, relatively speaking, in strong cold fronts at times.
Right now, things are anything but cold but feel summer-like to me. Then again, there are no strong frontal winds in sight either, yet. Hope a few more make it this far south before the close of the season, they usually do.
You should be fine in whatever, there are no strong cold fronts forecast and it is unseasonably warm. Temperatures are forecast to have a high of 84 F (29 C). It looks like a weak front is passing through though on the weekend. Given all the direction changes, relative low wind speed in a short period of time, it is uncertain what will happen and when in my experience. So, you may still get some wind before your fly out, maybe. I would keep checking the NWS forecast and realtime wind reports. Good luck.