Wintry Weather In the West; Increasing Threat For Severe Thunderstorms In the South/Southeast Through Monday

Out West, locally heavy snow is expected in the mountains this weekend, along with cold and windy conditions more typical of February than March. Elsewhere, conditions will be increasingly conducive to severe thunderstorms through Monday. Today's risk is in the southern Plains; threat expands into the lower Miss. Valley by Sunday. By Monday, significant severe storms are possible in the Southeast.

Last Update: 334 AM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018

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10NM S Oakland CA

Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: PZZ500-171645- 334 AM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... An upper level trough will result in additional showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms today. Gusty winds are possible near thunderstorms. High pressure will build in late tonight into Monday bringing a return of dry weather. A low pressure system over the eastern Pacific will tap subtropical moisture bringing heavy rain and wind next Tuesday through Thursday. Increasing winds with next week's low pressure system will generate fresh mixed shorter period swell. $$

W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
SE winds 10 kt...becoming W in the afternoon.
Sun Night
NW winds 10 kt.
N winds 10 kt...becoming W.
E winds 10 kt. Chance of rain, then rain likely.
S winds 15 to 25 kt. Rain likely.
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Last Update: 334 AM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018
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