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Showers and thunderstorms forecast across eastern, southern U.S., snow from Great Lakes to New England

A cold front moving across the East Coast will bring rain and thunderstorms from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast on Thursday, with isolated severe thunderstorms possible for parts of the mid-Atlantic. Farther to the north, snow is forecast from the Great Lakes into northern New England Thursday evening into Friday morning.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 1129 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

9NM E Virginia Key FL

Marine Zone Forecast

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

Synopsis: AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEA BOARD CONTINUES TO DRIFT EASTWARD...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BUILD INTO THE REGIONAL WATERS TODAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO PASS ACROSS THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND EXIT THE REGION ON SATURDAY MORNING WITH STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS OF SEVEN FEET OR HIGHER ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAR 25, 2015 AT 1200 UTC...

9 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS. 17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES. 18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH. 19 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Rest Of Today
South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
Friday
South southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday Night
West northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet after midnight. Dominant period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Saturday
North winds 20 to 25 knots becoming around 15 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sunday And Sunday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
Monday
East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet subsiding to around 2 feet in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.

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Last Update: 1129 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015
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