Potential for Severe Weather and Heavy Rain in the South this Weekend

A low pressure system moving across the southern Gulf States will bring a threat of isolated severe thunderstorms containing hail and damaging winds this weekend. Fire Weather threats remain elevated for portions of western Texas and along the New Mexico border on Saturday. Cooler than normal temperatures continue in the east, while above normal temperatures are forecast for the west coast.
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Last Update: 324 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

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Jacksonville, FL Local Forecast Office

10NM ESE Jekyll Island GA

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: Strong high pressure remains north of the area, and will keep breezy onshore winds through the weekend. An area of low pressure will track eastward across area from the Northern Gulf coast early next week and keep chances for scattered showers and storms through mid-week. Elevated winds and seas will continue through this period.

Today
East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Inland waters choppy. Scattered showers.
Tonight
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Inland waters choppy. Showers likely after midnight.
Sunday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Inland waters choppy. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
East southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Inland waters choppy. Showers likely in the evening. A chance of thunderstorms through the night. Showers after midnight.
Monday
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Inland waters choppy. Showers and a chance of thunderstorms.
Monday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday
South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop.
Wednesday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 324 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018
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