Rain Continues in Texas; Chilly Temperatures from South Plains to Northeast

A persistent low pressure system and front along the Gulf Coast is producing persistent rain across much of Texas. Heavy rain, at times, in central Texas will exacerbate ongoing flooding. Meanwhile, cold fronts from Canada will continue to bring below to much below normal temperatures to much of the U.S., especially, in the Central and Northeast.
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Last Update: 425 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

5NM E Vaca Cut FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Winds will decrease tonight as high pressure settles closer to the area. Freshening northeast to east breezes are expected across Florida Keys waters Sunday night into Monday night as a strong high pressure system pushes south out of the Mississippi Valley. Gentle to moderate northeast to east breezes will follow Monday night through Tuesday night.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of Wednesday, October 18, 2018...

20 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 29 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 32 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 26 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 13 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 4 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 2 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. Less than 1 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
East winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming a light to moderate chop.
Saturday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Saturday Night
Variable winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. nearshore waters smooth. Isolated showers.
Sunday
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Sunday Night
Northeast to east winds increasing to 15 knots. seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night Through Wednesday Night
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. isolated showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 425 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018
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