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.
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Last Update: 848 AM PDT Fri Sep 21 2018

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40NM WNW Bandon OR

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Synopsis: Breezy north winds with wind driven seas are expected to relax through this afternoon. A frontal system will move through the northern waters by Saturday morning, bringing some light rain. High pressure will build offshore this weekend into early next week and a thermal trough will develop along the coast. Steep seas and gusty north winds may develop south of Cape Blanco Saturday night. Then, Sunday into Monday, steep to very steep seas and strong north winds are possible for much of the coastal waters, with winds possibly reaching gales for the waters south of Cape Blanco.

Today
NW wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to SW late afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Tonight
SW wind 10 kt...veering to W early in the morning. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft at 8 seconds...building to 4 to 5 ft at 9 seconds after midnight. Rain.
Sat
W wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to N in the late morning and afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Sat Night
N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft.
Sun
N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft.
Sun Night
N wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 2 to 3 ft.
Mon
N wind 25 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft. NW swell 3 ft... Subsiding to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.
Tue
N wind 25 kt...easing to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 8 ft...subsiding to 6 ft after midnight. NW swell 5 to 6 ft.
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Last Update: 848 AM PDT Fri Sep 21 2018
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