Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.
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Last Update: 423 AM EDT WED AUG 5 2015

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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 WEAK GRADIENT OVER THE WATERS WILL KEEP WINDS AND SEAS LOW THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. AFTERNOON SEABREEZES WILL PRODUCE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING. BY THE WEEKEND A FRONT STALLING OUT OVER THE DEEP SOUTH IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SLIGHTLY ELEVATED WESTERLY WINDS AND INCREASED RAIN CHANCES.

Today
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight
Northwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Thursday
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. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
Friday
South 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.
Friday Night
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
West winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
Sunday
Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 423 AM EDT WED AUG 5 2015
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