Severe Thunderstorms and Locally Heavy Rain Today

Severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain are possible today from the southern plains to the Ohio valley and Mid-Atlantic. Elsewhere, hot temperatures are expected to persist for the interior Pacific Northwest. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will occur in northeast Montana.
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Last Update: 934 AM EDT SUN MAY 28 2017

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6NM SE Sanibel FL

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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 UPDATED 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: HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THROUGH THE PERIOD. THE RIDGE AXIS WILL BE SOUTH OF THE WATERS THROUGH TUESDAY WHICH WILL CREATE ONSHORE WESTERLY FLOW. THE RIDGE AXIS WILL LIFT NORTH OF THE WATERS MID TO LATE WEEK WITH WINDS SHIFTING TO THE EAST TO SOUTHEAST. HOWEVER... ONSHORE NEAR THE COAST DUE TO DIURNAL SEA BREEZE DEVELOP EACH AFTERNOON CAN BE EXPECTED.

Rest Of Today
Variable winds around 5 knots becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight
Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday
Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday Night
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday
East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday Night
West winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 934 AM EDT SUN MAY 28 2017
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