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Heavy rain, thunderstorms possible across Southeast

A slow-moving storm system in the Gulf of Mexico will bring shower and thunderstorms across the Southeast and Gulf Coast on Tuesday. Heavy rain is possible for some locations. A few of the thunderstorms could become severe, especially across central and southern Florida.
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Last Update: 934 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

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Tallahassee, FL Local Forecast Office

17NM W Panama City Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: PERIODS OF GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AROUND THE PERIPHERY OF AREAS OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT WILL PASS NEAR OR JUST SOUTH OF THE COASTAL WATERS. THERE IS A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR THE COASTAL WATERS BECAUSE OF THIS. MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR QUICK CHANGES IN CONDITIONS TODAY. EVENTUALLY WINDS WILL VEER TO A MORE SOUTHERLY DIRECTION AS A SURFACE LOW APPROACHES THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF COAST BY THIS EVENING...AND WINDS SHOULD VEER TO THE WEST ON WEDNESDAY AS THE LOW PASSES BY. ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY OVER MOST OF THE COASTAL WATERS AND THEY MAY PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEFORE SLOWLY SUBSIDING LATE IN THE WEEK.

Rest Of Today
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms through the day. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Tonight
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet... Except 2 to 3 feet in apalachee bay. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
West winds around 20 knots becoming northwest. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet...except 3 to 4 feet in apalachee bay. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms...diminishing from west to east during the day.
Wednesday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet...except 2 to 3 feet in apalachee bay. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
Thursday
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Thursday Night
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Friday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Friday Night
North winds around 10 knots becoming northeast. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Saturday
Variable winds around 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.

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Last Update: 934 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015
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