Wet Pattern Continues From the Northwest To Rockies; Major Storm System To Develop On Thursday Across Southern Plains

A vigorous system will slide from the Northwest to the Rockies on Wednesday to keep intact the wet pattern across the extended region. Heavy to excessive rain, intense mountain snow and high winds are possible before the next system arrives on Friday. The same system will evolve into a major storm on Thursday across the southern Plains for a widespread rain event for the South and East.
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Last Update: 1020 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018

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Synopsis: High pressure just north of the waters slides out over the Atlantic tonight and continues east as a robust storm system forms in the southern plains. This storm tracks east and drags a cold front over the Gulf of Mexico...into the east gulf waters Friday then across Florida Saturday. This system will bring thunderstorms... strong winds perhaps to gale force...and high waves and swells. Winds and seas will begin to gradually subside Sunday as high pressure builds into the western gulf.

This Afternoon
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Tonight
East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Thursday
East winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming southeast around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Thursday Night
Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of thunderstorms.
Friday
Southwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Showers and a chance of thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Southwest winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday
West winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 9 to 11 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday
Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
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Last Update: 1020 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018
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