Active Weather Pattern To Persist Over The Eastern U.S Into The End Of The Week

A slow moving low pressure system will continue to bring periods of rainfall from the Middle Atlantic to the Northeast U.S over the next couple of days. Some of the rainfall could be locally heavy and present some flooding concerns over the Middle Atlantic Region on Thursday.
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Last Update: 943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

9NM E Virginia Key FL

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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.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...
Synopsis: A COLD FRONT WILL BE MOVING ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA TONIGHT WITH HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE BUILDING SLOWLY FROM THE WEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT WILL RAPIDLY IMPROVE ON THURSDAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT WITH SEAS BUILDING UP TO 7 FEET ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE STREAM. CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO GRADUALLY IMPROVE STARTING THURSDAY BUT PERIODS OF WINDS OF UP TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND SEAS OF 4 TO 6 FEET ARE STILL A CONCERN THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 03, 2016 AT 1200 UTC...

10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS. 17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES. 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH. 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Rest Of Tonight
West northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet in the gulf stream. Dominant period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and a chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday
West northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to west northwest 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet in the gulf stream. Dominant period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest after midnight. Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet in the gulf stream. Dominant period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of light showers.
Friday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet in the gulf stream. Dominant period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet in the gulf stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Saturday
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Along the coast...seas around 2 feet. In the gulf stream...seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Saturday Night
East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth.
Sunday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sunday Night And Monday
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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Last Update: 943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016
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