Potential for Severe Weather and Heavy Rain in the South this Weekend

A low pressure system moving across the southern Gulf States will bring a threat of isolated severe thunderstorms containing hail and damaging winds this weekend. Fire Weather threats remain elevated for portions of western Texas and along the New Mexico border on Saturday. Cooler than normal temperatures continue in the east, while above normal temperatures are forecast for the west coast.
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Last Update: 413 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

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9NM E South Palm Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: A stalled front remains over Central Florida. Marine conditions will deteriorate through the day as the wind picks up and seas build. Showers and thunderstorms will bring locally higher winds and waves late this weekend into early next week. Conditions will gradually improve by mid next week.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Deteriorating conditions over the weekend with 7 to 8 foot seas expected.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Apr 19, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

7 nautical miles east northeast of Fowey Rocks. 9 nautical miles east northeast of Port Everglades. 7 nautical miles east northeast of Lake Worth. 7 nautical miles east of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the gulf stream. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
Winds east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east southeast 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east southeast 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.
Monday
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Night And Tuesday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Tuesday Night And Wednesday
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 413 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018
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