Blistering Heat Wave Across Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley This Weekend; Wet Weather In The East

A scorching Heat Wave will continue across the southern tier of the country. Temperatures and Heat Indices will reach or easily surpass triple digits, as a ridge of high pressure dominates. Widespread Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories are in effect, will persist and spread into the Southwest/CA next week. Meanwhile, locally heavy rain will be possible for the OH Valley/Mid-Atl/Northeast.
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Last Update: 413 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

34NM W Captiva FL

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Synopsis: An area of low pressure will push south into the southeastern US this weekend, leading to increasing westerly winds. Wind speeds may increase to near advisory levels Sunday through Monday, mainly over the northern waters. Otherwise, the winds are expected to remain 15 knots or less through the period. The main hazard will be scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms, which will be capable of producing gusty winds, increased seas, and dangerous lightning.

Today
West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
Tonight
West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
Sunday
West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
Monday
West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Numerous thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Numerous thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 413 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018
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