Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threat for the Southern Plains Today; Severe Thunderstorms from the Northeast to the Ohio Valley

Heavy rains are leading to an elevated concern for flash flooding across parts of Oklahoma and Texas today, and this heavy rainfall will spread slowly east over the weekend. Severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and a few tornadoes across parts of the Northeast and Ohio Valley this afternoon and evening. Significant river flooding continues across the Carolinas.

Coastal Waters Forecast for Ripley to Dunkirk NY (LEZ040) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Ripley to Dunkirk NY (LEZ040)
Issued by: National Weather Service Buffalo, NY
Last Update: 140 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

This Afternoon: Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

Tonight: Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds in the evening. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.

Saturday: North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast and diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Scattered showers in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

Saturday Night: Northeast winds less than 10 knots. Becoming mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

Sunday: East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less building to 1 to 3 feet.

Monday: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to 20 knots. A chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

Tuesday: South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers during the day, then showers likely tuesday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet. winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

Zone Forecast: Ripley to Dunkirk NY (LEZ040)

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