Scattered strong to severe storms across portions of the central Plains and middle Mississippi Valley into the middle Ohio Valley

Severe thunderstorms that can produce strong wind gusts, hail, and tornadoes are possible this afternoon in to the evening from the Central Plains to the Ohio Valley. Heavy rains are possible over the Central Plain and the Middle Mississippi Valley
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Last Update: 333 AM EDT THU AUG 25 2016

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6NM SE Sanibel FL

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

Synopsis: A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE WATERS WILL MAINTAIN A NORTHEAST TO EAST WIND FLOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH MODERATE NOCTURNAL EASTERLY WIND SURGES EXPECTED. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED IN THE VICINITY OF THESE STORMS. AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER MAY APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE BAHAMAS EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Today
North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
Friday
Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday Night
North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning... Then numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Northeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening...then numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday
East winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 333 AM EDT THU AUG 25 2016
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