Hard freeze likely over the Deep South, inclement pattern expected over the west coast of the U.S. through the weekend

Very cold temperatures are likely to continue over the Deep South and Southeast U.S. into Thursday. A series of low pressure systems will bring abundant moisture to much of northern California and into the Pacific Northwest through the upcoming weekend. Locally heavy rain and strong winds will be likely along coastal locations, with heavy snow expected from Sierra to the Cascades.
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Last Update: 650 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

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15NM N Atlas Tanker MR

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

Synopsis: AMZ100-182330- 650 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018 .Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters... Deep low pressure just off the coast today will lift quickly northeast. High pressure will build in from the west today through the weekend. A cold front will cross the region Tuesday morning followed by high pressure on Wednesday. $$

Today
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to choppy.
Tonight
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Fri Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sat
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sat Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, diminishing to flat.
Mon
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of showers.
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Last Update: 650 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018
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