Heavy rain, mountain snow and strong winds in the western U.S. this week

The western U.S. will experience active weather yet again this week as significant Pacific moisture brings rain and mountain snow to the region. This heavy rain will bring flood concerns to parts of WA, OR and CA. Very heavy snow is possible in the Sierra, Cascades, Great Basin and parts of the northern Rockies.
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Last Update: 650 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

12NM SSE Chincoteague VA

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Synopsis: A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE WATERS THIS MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THEN RESIDES OVER THE WATERS THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP NEAR THE FAR SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA COAST FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT...AND MAY LINGER JUST SOUTH OF THE LOCAL AREA ON SATURDAY.

Today
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Patchy fog early in the morning. A chance of showers early in the morning...then a slight chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm early in the morning.
Tonight
NW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
Thu
N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Thu Night
W winds 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Fri
W winds 5 kt...becoming SE in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain until late afternoon...then rain likely late.
Fri Night
SE winds 5 kt...becoming E late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the evening.
Sat
NE winds 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat Night
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun Night
E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Showers likely.
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Last Update: 650 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017
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