Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain possible today across portions of the central plains and mid-Mississippi valley

Showers and thunderstorms are possible from the Upper Midwest to the central plains and mid-Mississippi valley today and into tonight. Some storms may be severe, and heavy rainfall is also possible.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 1108 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

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Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

Synopsis: NORTHEAST WIND WILL PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY. DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS, LIKELY BRINGING PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

THERE IS CONSIDERABLE FORECAST UNCERTAINTY FOR WINDS AND SEAS THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK, AS THERE IS A POTENTIAL THAT A STRONG TROPICAL WAVE CURRENTLY APPROACHING THE VIRGIN ISLANDS COULD DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE. PLEASE CONSULT THE PRODUCTS OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUG 23, 2016 AT 1200 UTC...

12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FOWEY ROCKS. 16 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT EVERGLADES. 10 NAUTICAL MILES NORTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH. 9 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Rest Of Today
East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. A chance of thunderstorms through the day. A chance of showers.
Thursday Night
East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Sunday
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
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Last Update: 1108 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016
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