Severe Thunderstorms Possible for the Central Gulf Coast; More Storms Move into the West

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible over the next several days along the central Gulf Coast and portions of the southeast. Storms may contain damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. Meanwhile, more storms will bring heavy rain, with heavy snow in the mountains to California and the southern Rockies through the weekend.
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Last Update: 326 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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10NM NNE Pilottown LA

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST TEN PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
Synopsis: A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS OVER THE WEEKEND. HIGH PRESSURE SHOULD BUILD IN BEHIND THIS LOW EARLY NEXT WEEK. A COLD FRONT SHOULD PASS THROUGH DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

Tonight
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.
Sunday
West winds 25 to 35 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Seas building to 10 to 14 feet with occasional seas to 15 feet in the afternoon. Dominant period 8 seconds in the afternoon. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Northwest winds 30 to 35 knots with gusts to near 50 knots. Seas 12 to 16 feet with occasional seas to 18 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Seas building to 14 to 18 feet with occasional seas to 23 feet after midnight. Dominant period 5 seconds after midnight. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the night.
Monday
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 14 to 18 feet with occasional seas to 24 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Seas subsiding to 10 to 14 feet with occasional seas to 15 feet in the afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 feet after midnight. Dominant period 5 seconds after midnight.
Tuesday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Tuesday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Wednesday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
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Last Update: 326 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017
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