Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain stretching from the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast and lower Miss. Valley on Friday. Large hail, locally damaging winds and flash flooding will be the main threats. This activity will continue into Saturday.
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Last Update: 847 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

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9NM SSE Santa Barbara CA

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Synopsis: AT 16Z...OR 9 AM PDT...A TROUGH OF LOW PRES OVER THE SW STATES WILL PERSIST THROUGH SAT NIGHT AND THEN BEGIN TO SHIFT NE SUN. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRES OVER THE ERN PAC WILL CHANGE LITTLE TODAY THEN WEAKEN SAT. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT E OVER THE ERN PAC WHILE WEAKENING SUN THROUGH MON.

Today
NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight
W portion...W winds 15 to 20 kt. E portion...W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds.
Sat
W winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Strongest W portion. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat Night
W winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun Night
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon
SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog.
Tue
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
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Last Update: 847 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016
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