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FXUS62 KKEY 010250

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1050 PM EDT THU JUN 30 2016

Mostly clear skies prevailed most of tonight across the Florida Keys.
Afternoon convection over South Florida remained mostly over mainland.
However, a few showers and thunderstorms reached the Florida Bay
waters earlier this evening and as of 1030 pm have mostly dissipated.
Winds are light and variable and temperatures so far tonight have
remained in the mid 80s along the Keys.

A ridge extending westward towards the Florida Peninsula will remain
in place through the weekend, slightly lifting north on Saturday. An
increase of moisture is expected to move over the Keys Saturday and
Saturday night. Outside that, rain and thunderstorms chances remain
low but possible due to any interaction with outflow boundaries
coming off of South Florida or Cuba or cloud lines forming off the
islands. No major changes were made to the current forecast.


Winds have been light and variable during the last few hours as
reported by the available marine stations. And are expected to be
generally from the east to south through the weekend up to 10 knots.
However, the last few GFS runs have shown an increased of winds to
around 15 knots over the Straits of Florida especially at night
starting Saturday night.


Expect VFR conditions through the period. Isolated showers are expected
but coverage too low to mention in the TAFs. Very light winds expected
varying between east and south around 5 knots.


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