Unsettled Across the West; Increasingly Rainy with a Few Storms in the South

A frontal system will bring heavy precipitation, including mountain snowfall to much of the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and portions of the Rockies through Tuesday. Elsewhere, wet weather will return to much of the South with locally heavy rainfall; a few strong to severe thunderstorms will also be possible in this region by Tuesday.
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Last Update: 1012 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

23NM SE Gloucester MA

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...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: ANZ200-190415- 1012 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... A weak wave of low pres will move across to the south of the coastal waters this afternoon. A cold front will sweep across New England and the coastal waters Tue evening followed by a period of gale force winds. High pres builds across the waters Thu, moving offshore Fri. Strong southerly winds develop Fri night into Sat ahead of a cold front. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit www.weather.gov/boston and follow the Current Hazards link above the map on the left. $$

This Afternoon
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A slight chance of light snow, then a chance of light rain and light snow.
Tonight
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of light rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Tue Night
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Wed
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Wed Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Thu
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Thu Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri Night
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of rain. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.
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Last Update: 1012 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017
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