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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1052 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.DISCUSSION...
Outside a few isolated showers that were able to develop north of the
Lower Keys this evening, the local area remained rain free with
partly cloudy skies. Winds have diminished over the waters north of
the Florida Keys to near 5 knots and from the east southeast of 5 to
10 knots elsewhere. Temperatures were in the mid 80s along the island
chain.

.SHORT TERM...
Satellite imagery showed middle and upper level clouds streaming southwest
into our local area. However, the 00z local sounding analyzed a drier
middle layer from 900 mb to 600 mb. The latest CIMSS PWAT also shows
a patch of drier moving from the northeast into the local area tonight.
This will quickly be followed by a moisture surge reaching the Keys
Saturday night. Forecast remains on track, with no major changes made.

&&

.MARINE...
Light and variable winds will continue overnight across the Florida
Keys coastal waters. Winds are expected to increase Saturday night
into Sunday, with possible cautionary headlines Sunday night into
Tuesday.

&&

.AVIATION...
Winds will be weak out of the east to southeast through the
overnight period. There will be only a slight chance for sub VFR
conditions at the island terminals.

&&

.KEY Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
FL...None.
GM...None.
&&

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...KN
Aviation/Nowcasts....11
Data Collection......L. Kasper

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