Central U.S. Severe Storms and Heavy Rain; Western Fire Weather Threats

A strong system will produce a swath of impacts. Severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible in the south and central Plains. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in the Mid Mississippi Valley. Mountain snow will develop in the Rockies. Critical fire weather threats are expected across northern California and the Southwest.
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Last Update: 221 AM EDT Sat May 8 2021

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8NM W Passage Key Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: High pressure is expected to move through the region today and slide east into the Western Atlantic Sunday. Moderate northeast winds and seas this morning should subside as the afternoon seabreeze develops. Enhanced evening surges are expected to redevelop through tonight. Winds will remain moderate and veer around to the southeast by Sunday, with winds breezy at times. Winds will remain southerly and subside through early next week as high pressure spreads across the area.

Today
Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to around 10 knots late in the morning, then becoming north in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tonight
North winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
Southeast winds around 15 knots then becoming south around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday Night
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday Night
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday
South winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday Night
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday
East winds around 5 knots then becoming south late in the morning, then becoming west around 10 knots early in the afternoon then becoming northwest late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 221 AM EDT Sat May 8 2021
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