An Enduring Heat Wave Begins for Texas and Southern Plains

Starting today, a blazing Heat Wave will consume much of the Southern Plains and Lower MS Valley through early next week, especially for TX. Numerous Excessive Heat Warnings, Watches and Advisories are in effect for the mid-section of TX and OK and these hazards will only become more widespread. Expect record Highs temps and very dangerous Heat Indices, both surging well north of triple digits.
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Last Update: 910 PM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

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Synopsis: High pressure will build in from the Great Lakes through Thursday before moving offshore Friday. A low pressure system will move up the coast on Saturday. Another low pressure system will meander over the Midwest region this weekend and then drift southward toward the Gulf Coast region during the first half of next week.

Tonight
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Thu
NE winds around 10 kt, becoming E late. Seas around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Thu Night
S winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt late. Seas around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Fri
SE winds around 5 kt, increasing to around 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft late. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Fri Night
SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
Sat
E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.
Sat Night
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
Sun
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Sun Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Mon
S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of tstms in the morning. A chance of showers.
Mon Night
S winds around 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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Last Update: 910 PM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018
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