E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida Offshore Forecast
|Today...Se To S Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.|
|Tonight...Se To S Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.|
|Wed...Se To S Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.|
|Wed Night...S Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.|
|Thu...S To Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.|
|Thu Night...Nw To N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.|
|Fri...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 4 To 6 Ft.|
|Fri Night...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.|
|Sat...N Winds 15 Kt. Seas 4 To 6 Ft.|
|Sat Night...N To Ne Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 4 To 6 Ft.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Key West FL
953am EDT Thu July 7 2022
The weather has quieted down quite a bit from the overnight and early morning hours. KBYX shows only a few isolated showers, mainly in our waters north of the island chain. We continue to remain under a generally east to southeast flow as the subtropical ridge axis lies to our north. Despite the abundance of moisture still present in the boundary layer we lack any organized lift. That is not to say we do not have boundaries present across portions of our waters. These boundaries are just not robust enough and there is not any upper level support to maintain or develop any new showers.
As a result of the lack of precipitation we do have quite a bit of sun, which is helping to heat up the island chain. Temperatures are already in the mid to upper 80s and we are just shy of 10 AM. Meanwhile dewpoints remain the mid 70s keeping conditions on the muggy side.
No changes planned for today's forecast. Ridge axis will remain to our north with plenty of moisture present in the boundary layer. This will be enough to maintain at least near normal Probability of Precipitation through the afternoon. Overnight, a pocket of relatively dry air will quickly transit across leading to slightly lower PoPs.
There are no watches, warnings, or advisories currently in effect for the coastal waters of the Florida Keys. From synopsis, high pressure centered north of the Azores in the east-central Atlantic will maintain gentle to moderate east to southeast breezes over the Florida Keys coastal waters through the end of the work week. Winds veer to the southeast to south and slacken for the weekend through Monday.
In 1934, the daily record low temperature of 70F was last recorded in Key West. Temperature records date back to 1872.
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