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: 944 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018

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Synopsis: ANZ200-130315- 944 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... High pres builds S from Quebec today into Thu. Expect ocean effect snow bands to develop under N/NW winds across the ern MA waters today into tonight. This high pres will shift E of the waters on Fri. A storm system will approach the waters from the SW Fri night and Sat, lifting slowly across the waters Sat night and Sun. 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
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tonight
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Waves around 2 ft.
Thu
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Thu Night
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft after midnight.
Fri
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
Fri Night
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 3 ft. Rain.
Sat
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. Rain, mainly in the morning.
Sat Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft, except 5 to 6 ft at the bay entrance. A chance of rain.
Sun
NE winds around 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Waves around 3 ft, except up to 6 ft at the bay entrance. A chance of rain in the morning.
Sun Night
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 3 ft, except 5 to 6 ft at the bay entrance. 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.

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: 944 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018
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