Heavy rain and severe weather will exacerbate ongoing flooding in the central and southern U.S.

Additional heavy rain will increase the threat of flooding in the central and southern U.S. this weekend. There is a High Risk of excessive rainfall for parts of ArkLaTex, as well as the Mid-Mississippi and Lower Ohio River Valleys on Saturday. Severe thunderstorms, some of which could include significant tornadoes and very large hail, are also possible on Saturday for much of the same area.
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Last Update: 317 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

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...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY

Synopsis: ANZ200-242115- 317 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... Warm frontal boundary lifting N into the waters through Sunday along which a wave of low pressure along the coast is expected to develop. As such, E gales Sunday shifting W and weakening as the low passes. Quiet through the early week period, W winds, with an eye on the late week and the potential for a deep, offshore storm to develop. 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. $$

Today
W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less this morning.
Tonight
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
Sun
E winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain.
Sun Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
Mon
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon Night
NW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed
SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Wed Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 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: 317 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018
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