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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 413 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

39NM W Marco Island FL

Marine Zone Forecast


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 southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds.
Tonight
East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds.
Sunday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning... Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday Night
South southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Tuesday
West southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
West northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.
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Last Update: 413 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018
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