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FXUS62 KKEY 280233

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1033 PM EDT MON JUN 27 2016

Shower coverage this evening has been less than yesterday`s evening
over the Florida Keys and its coastal waters. A few showers and
thunderstorms however affected some of the island communities of the
Lower Keys this afternoon and almost a quarter of an inch fell at
the Key West International Airport in one hour. These storms dissipated
before sunset and only a few light showers are being observed over
the Straits of Florida this evening. Winds are generally from the
east at 5 to 10 knots and temperatures have been able to drop a few
degrees and are now ranging 80 to 85 degrees along the Keys.

A high pressure over the northern central Atlantic this evening will
stay in place for most of the remainder of the work week. As a
consequence, a ridge will extend westward reaching the Florida Peninsula
and Keys. Thanks to this surface ridge to our east, winds will be
generally from the east to southeast topping up to around 10 knots.
This will also allow for patches of moisture to continue to reach our
local area, keeping our rain and thunderstorms chances near average
for this time of the year.


Winds across the Florida Keys coastal waters will range 5 to 10 knots from
the east to southeast overnight and through most of this week.


VFR conditions are expected at the island terminals overnight. A stray
shower will be possible, bringing with it brief MVFR conditions. Surface
winds will be light out of the east to southeast.


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