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FXUS62 KKEY 250133

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
933 PM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.CURRENTLY...Skies are mostly cloudy while temperatures are
averaging in the lower 80s along the Florida Keys. Meanwhile, local
radars are detecting widely scattered showers and patches of light
rain in our county warning area, with the majority of the activity
south of the island chain. Surface wise, a Western Atlantic ridge
extends across extreme South Florida, resulting in mostly east winds
of 10 knots or less on our marine district.

.SHORT TERM (Overnight)...
With a pronounced mid and upper level low in the extreme Southeast
Gulf of Mexico migrating slowly westward, additional drier air
between 850 and 700 mb will move into our area overnight. But until
then, the combination of weak upglide and several lingering
boundaries will provide a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
With that said, pops were trimmed slightly early this
evening. Under mostly cloudy skies and a steady, albeit gentle east
wind should keep low temperatures near 80 degrees.


With the aforementioned (1st paragraph) ridge lifting northward,
mostly east winds will increase and become light to gentle with the
highest winds on the Florida Straits.


VFR, light easterly breezes, and occasional high
cloudiness will prevail at the EYW and MTH terminals. Brief periods
of MVFR CIG/VIS are possible at either terminal around midnight and
around sunrise (12Z) due to slow moving SHRA. Confidence in more
specific timing for these showers is poor.


In 1921, the daily record low temperature of 70 degrees was recorded
in Key West. Temperature records have been kept since 1872.


.KEY Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



Data Collection......DR

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