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 Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741)
Issued by: National Weather Service Chicago, IL
Last Update: 247 PM CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

Tonight: West winds to 30 kt through early evening becoming north winds 15 to 25 kt mid to late evening, then northeast 10 to 20 kt late. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft, highest offshore.

Saturday: East winds 10 to 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 3 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.

Saturday Night: Southeast winds 5 to 10 kt becoming south after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 ft subsiding to 1 ft or less after midnight.

Zone Forecast: Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741)

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