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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Coastal Waters Forecast for Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge 20 to 60 NM out (GMZ073) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge 20 to 60 NM out (GMZ073)
Issued by: National Weather Service Key West, FL
Last Update: 804 PM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018
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Tonight: East to southeast winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Winds and seas higher in and near scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms off of the upper keys. Isolated showers and thunderstorms elsewhere.

Thursday: Southeast winds near 5 knots becoming northeast late in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday Night Through Friday Night: East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday: East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday Night And Sunday: Northeast to east winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Northeast winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.



Zone Forecast: Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge 20 to 60 NM out (GMZ073)

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