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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 318 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

9NM SE Belfast ME

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Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE GENERALLY REMAINS IN CONTROL OF THE REGION UNTIL SUNDAY...WHEN A COLD FRONT WILL TRY AND PUSH THROUGH THE AREA OVERNIGHT. A DEVELOPING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST LATE IN THE WEEKEND WILL MOVE NORTH INTO THE GULF OF MAINE WITH STRONG WINDS EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Tonight
Light and variable winds...becoming SW around 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat Night
N winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun
N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun Night
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon
NE winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming E 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon Night
E winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain...snow and sleet. Vsby 1 to 3 nm... Decreasing to variable to less than one quarter nm after midnight.
Tue
NE winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain. Vsby variable to less than one quarter nm.
Tue Night
N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely. Vsby variable to less than one quarter nm.
Wed
NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
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Last Update: 318 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017
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