Calm Midweek, Before Weekend Winter Storm?

The weather pattern remains mostly quiet midweek but this may change by the weekend as confidence is increasing on a winter storm along the East Coast. On Wednesday, expect below normal temperatures for the Eastern half of the U.S., locally heavy snow in the southern Rockies and High Plains, showers and isolated thunderstorms in Florida and air stagnation issues in the Northwest.

Last Update: 1023 PM EST Tue Jan 25 2022

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Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: Gentle to moderate southeast breezes will prevail across Florida Keys coastal waters this evening, as low pressure moves eastward across the Gulf of Mexico. The low will weaken tonight, with gentle to moderate breezes rapidly clocking around from southeast to south and southwest. Gentle to moderate northwest to north breezes will develop Wednesday night and continue through Friday. A powerful cold front is forecast to blast through the Keys waters late Friday night, followed by strong northerly winds through much of the weekend.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of January 25...

51 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 15 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal the Marquesas Keys. 8 NM South of Sand Key Key West. 7 NM South of Looe Big Pine Key. 9 NM South of Sombrero Key Marathon. 7 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Islamorada. 6 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Key Largo. 5 NM East of Carysfort Reef Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Southeast winds near 10 knots, becoming southeast to south. Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
South to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming north early in the morning. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Thursday Night
North winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Isolated showers.
Northwest to north winds near 5 knots, becoming southwest to west in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Scattered showers.
Northwest to north winds 20 to 25 knots. Bay waters very rough. Isolated showers.
Saturday Night
Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots late. Bay waters choppy, becoming very rough late.
North winds 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to near 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters very rough, becoming a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop.
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Last Update: 1023 PM EST Tue Jan 25 2022
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