According to the National Weather Service Clear to partly cloudy skies prevailed across the forecast area overnight and early this morning with a few passing showers observed across the coastal waters and the local islands. However, rainfall accumulations associated with these showers were minimal. Temperatures were in the mid-70s at lower elevations under easterly winds between 10 and 15 mph.

Although a mid to upper level trough will move closer to the local islands today and into the weekend, no major changes are expected in the forecast. Continue to expect a seasonable weather pattern with trade wind showers at times.

Hazardous marine conditions are expected across most of the local waters with seas 5 to 7 feet. Higher seas are expected across the offshore Atlantic waters with seas 6 to 8 feet and occasional seas up to 10 feet. Small Craft Advisories are therefore in effect today and into the weekend.

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