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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1029 AM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Currently - High pressure extends across central Florida,
resulting in light mostly east breezes. Meanwhile, a TUTT cell is
rolling westward across South Florida and the Florida Straits.
While associated mid level drier is moving across the Straits,
towards the Keys, deep layered moisture remains near normal with
no inhibition. Isolated shower are present across the area, along
a number of maritime cloud lines.

Short Term Update - The ridge across Florida will likely be
bifurcated today by heating over the peninsula. With that said,
generally light east breezes will prevail across the area. Some
backing and variability is expected over our deep Gulf waters.
There is the potential for island cloud line formation, especially
over the larger Lower Keys. This along with ample moisture and
instability, justifies maintaining low chance pops. Expect
seasonably hod and humid conditions.

&&

.MARINE...
Ridging across Florida will maintain light mostly east breezes
across Keys waters this afternoon. Only minor adjustments made in
the morning marine update.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR will prevail at EYW & MTH, though any summertime showers could
have the potential to bring brief sub-VFR conditions. Winds will
remain east to east-southeast of 5 to 10 knots.

&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
GM...None.
&&

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...11
Aviation/Nowcasts....MCL/Rizzo
Data Collection......DR

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