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: 350 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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Corpus Christi, TX Local Forecast Office

16NM SSE Corpus Christi TX

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY

Synopsis: WEAK SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL INCREASE A BIT ON SATURDAY WHILE TURNING MORE SOUTHWESTERLY. PATCHY FOG IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE BAYS AND NEARSHORE WATERS AS FOG INLAND DRIFTS OUT OVER THE WATERS SATURDAY MORNING. MEANWHILE, A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT RESULTING IN GALE FORCE CONDITIONS SUNDAY. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE BAYS AND NEARSHORE WATERS WITH SUSTAINED GALE FORCE WINDS ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS. THE POTENTIAL DOES EXIST FOR BRIEF STORM FORCE GUSTS OVER THE OFFSHORE COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE VERY STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO LEAD TO LARGE CHAOTIC SEAS. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN IMPROVING SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

Tonight
South wind up to 5 knots. Bays smooth. Patchy fog.
Saturday
Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. Patchy fog in the morning.
Saturday Night
Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.
Sunday
Northwest wind 25 to 30 knots. Bays rough to occasionally very rough.
Sunday Night
Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.
Monday
West wind around 5 knots shifting south in the afternoon. Bays smooth.
Monday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
Tuesday
South wind 15 to 20 knots. Bays choppy.
Tuesday Night
South wind 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bays choppy.
Wednesday
North wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth to slightly choppy.
Wednesday Night
North wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.
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Last Update: 350 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017
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