A Powerful Storm System To Impact the Southern Plains through the Gulf Coast

A vigorous storm system will develop over the southern Plains today, bringing strong winds and fire weather concerns from southeast New Mexico to south Texas, as well as a risk of severe storms and heavy rainfall from the ArkLaTex to the central Gulf Coast. The severe storm and heavy rainfall threat will spread across the Southeast on Friday.
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Last Update: 940 AM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

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Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY

Synopsis: AMZ100-132230- 940 AM EST Thu Dec 13 2018 .Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters... High pressure will continue over the area today then move offshore tonight. Another strong storm system will affect the area Friday into the weekend. High pressure will gradually build in from the west early next week. $$

Rest Of Today
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N late. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, diminishing to flat late.
Tonight
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Fri
SE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Fri Night
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. Showers with a chance of tstms.
Sat
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.
Sat Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Sun
W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough. A chance of showers.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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Last Update: 940 AM EST Thu Dec 13 2018
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