Severe Weather Threat Will Continue Through the Weekend

The risk for severe thunderstorms continues through the weekend. The main threat will shift from parts of eastern Texas into the Ozark Plateau and spread into the lower Mississippi Valley by Saturday afternoon and evening. Severe storms are possible in the Tennessee Valley and southern Plains Sunday. Storms may contain damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado.
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Last Update: 346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 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 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: STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WILL CONTINUE TO EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS ON SUNDAY...HOWEVER THE FRONT WILL DISSIPATE BEFORE REACHING THE AREA. NO HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MID WEEK.

Tonight
Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Sunday
East winds around 10 knots then becoming west late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday Night
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday
East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday Night
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday Night
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday
Southeast 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.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Thursday
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017
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