Heavy Rain, Local Flooding Along the Central Gulf Coast

A slow moving front will provide the focus for heavy rain and local flooding from the Texas Gulf Coast to the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts today. The front will shift to the Florida Panhandle and Southeast Tuesday. Severe storms are possible in west Texas, while record warm temperatures spread across the west.
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Last Update: 1259 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

5NM SW Chesapeake Light VA

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Synopsis: A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST TODAY, THEN STALLS OVER THE WATERS TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE TRACKS ALONG THE BOUNDARY TUESDAY BEFORE EXITING THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS THE WATERS INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

This Afternoon
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Showers. A chance of tstms early in the afternoon...then a slight chance of tstms late.
Tonight
S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Showers with a chance of tstms in the evening...then a chance of rain after midnight.
Tue
N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E 10 to 15 kt in the late morning and early afternoon...then increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Rain until late afternoon. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon. Showers late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the afternoon.
Tue Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms in the evening...then a chance of rain after midnight.
Wed
N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NE 5 to 10 kt late in the morning...then becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain early in the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Wed Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the evening...then showers likely after midnight.
Thu
S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Thu Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Fri Night
W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.
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Last Update: 1259 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017
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