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A stormy Friday expected for parts of the central and southern U.S.

Heavy rain, flash flooding and thunderstorms are expected on Friday, from the Southern Plains to the Tennessee Valley. Some of the storms may become severe in the afternoon and evening, especially in the ArkLaTex region and parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Primary hazards will be isolated damaging winds gusts and hail. The Central High Plains and the Carolinas could also see strong storms.
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Last Update: 1021 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

3NM NNE Florida Bay FL

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

Synopsis: AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. AS A RESULT...GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF JULY THIRD...

13 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 17 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 5 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 8 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. 8 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 12 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 13 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. 10 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

This Afternoon
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night Through Tuesday Night
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1021 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015
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