Very Dangerous Heat Wave Impacting the Southern Plains and Spreading Eastward

A blazing heat wave will consume much of the southern Plains and lower Mississippi River Valley through early next week, especially in Texas. Expect record highs temperatures and very dangerous heat indices, both surging well over 100 degrees. Click the link to the right for more info on how to keep you, your family/pets, and friends safe during the summer heat.
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Last Update: 330 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
Today
Southeast winds 5 to 10 kt increasing to 10 to 20 kt. mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves around 1 ft building to 1 to 3 ft.
Tonight
South winds 10 to 20 kt increasing to 20 to 25 kt. showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 ft building to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft after midnight.
Friday
South winds 15 to 20 kt becoming southwest in the afternoon. Intermittent showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 kt. Intermittent showers and a chance of thunderstorms through the night. Chance of waterspouts after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft building to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
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Last Update: 330 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018
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