Severe Storms And Heavy Rain Is Expected In The Central/Southern Plains; Locally Heavy Rain/Scattered Storms In East/South; Poor Air Quality Persists Out West

Late afternoon and evening severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall is expected from the Front Range of the Central/Southern Rockies into the High Plains. Meanwhile in the East and South, a slow moving front will trigger scattered storms with locally heavy rain. Finally, smoke from numerous ongoing wildfires in the West are requiring alerts throughout the region and even into the Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 404 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

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10NM E Virginia Key FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: An area of high pressure located over the western Atlantic will continue to dominate the weather pattern across the local waters through the middle of the week. Moderate east to southeasterly flow will continue across the Atlantic and Gulf waters with seas generally remaining at 2 feet or less. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day. Winds and waves could be higher in and around any shower or thunderstorm.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Aug 16, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

10 nautical miles southeast of Fowey Rocks. 16 nautical miles east northeast of Port Everglades. 11 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 13 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.
Monday
East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Night Through Thursday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 404 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018
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