Dangerous Heat Lingers in Southern U.S. And Severe Thunderstorms In The Central U.S.

Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings persist across the Southern U.S. today, including the Dallas, Houston and New Orleans metro areas. Dangerous heat indices with record high temperatures are expected, especially in Texas. Meanwhile, a strong cold front moving through the Central U.S. will produce severe thunderstorms from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the south-central High Plains.
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Last Update: 944 AM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

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11NM WNW Captiva FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Westerly winds will continue through mid week with possible showers during the early morning hours. Weak winds return Wednesday with onshore sea breeze in the afternoon. Some showers and thunderstorms will be possible late Wednesday night through much of Thursday. Otherwise, east to southeast winds will favor showers and storms over the waters by late evening through the overnight hours. No headlines are anticipated through the period. The main threat will be associated with showers and thunderstorms that will be capable of producing frequent lightning, locally gusty winds, and rough seas.

This Afternoon
West winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning.
Tonight
North winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Wednesday
North winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Wednesday Night
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday
North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Friday
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Saturday
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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Last Update: 944 AM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020
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