An Enduring Heat Wave Begins for Texas and Southern Plains

Starting today, an blazing Heat Wave will consume much of the Southern Plains and Lower MS Valley through early next week, especially for TX. Numerous Excessive Heat Warnings, Watches and Advisories are in effect for the mid-section of TX and OK and these hazards will only become more widespread. Expect record Highs temps and very dangerous Heat Indices, both surging well north of triple digits.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 1000 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

8NM W Passage Key Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A trough of low pressure sinking into the northern Gulf waters will hold through Friday, keeping the subtropical ridge axis suppressed across the southern Florida peninsula through the remainder of the week. This will keep a southwest to west wind flow across the waters through the period. Wind and seas will be higher near scattered to numerous showers and storms each day, otherwise no headlines are expected.

This Afternoon
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Tonight
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots early in the afternoon, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Friday
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
West winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight, then increasing to around 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Sunday
West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1000 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018
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