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Series of troughs settle into the area
this week, keeping temps a bit cooler
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Marine Forecast Discussion

Forecast:  The period starts off hot and humid, which will remain hot Saturday and Sunday. A weak cold front moving south through the region Friday morning is not expected to bring precipitation with it, nor is it expected to do too much with temperatures behind it for the weekend, with only slight decreases expected. The aforementioned cold front will stall near the DelMarVa and return northward over the weekend, mainly Saturday night and Sunday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front, mainly overnight Saturday night and then again later Sunday. Most of the weekend is rendered rain free during the daylight hours. A strong cold front follows later Monday with scattered late day/evening storms, and the front clears early Tuesday with a leftover shower and clouds breaking for sun. Cooler temperatures are expected behind it through midweek as a trough settles in for a few days.

Tropical concerns:  None

Marine:  Latest observations show seas generally 2-3 feet, mainly in a SE swell, with a dominant period of 12-14 seconds. Seas will begin at low to moderate wave heights, and remain that way through the weekend. Later Sunday into Monday, they begin to increase ahead of the cold front expected later Monday, and peak early Tuesday at 4-6 feet until the cold front clears. Winds will spend the better part of the forecast period in the 5-10 knots range, but localized increases in the presence of thunderstorms are expected  to 10-15 knots, with locally higher gusts. Best chance for thunderstorms this week will be centered around Saturday night, later on Sunday, and again later on Monday with the cold front. Any thunderstorm presence can provide rough seas, and you should consult and heed localized statements from the National Weather Service with regard to coastal marine advisories.

Forecaster:  Martrich
Last updated:  Thursday July 20th, 2017, 10:20am

Next update is scheduled for Thursday, July 27th, and every Thursday prior to the upcoming weekend through Labor Day weekend

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