Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 410 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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Houston, TX Local Forecast Office

11NM NNW Galveston TX

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Moderate to strong east winds will persist through this evening. Wind are expected to become more southeasterly overnight. This long onshore fetch will continue into the weekend resulting in elevated seas and tides. Chances of showers and thunderstorms will increase tonight and continue through the weekend. A cold front and associated showers and thunderstorms will push off the coast on Sunday. Moderate to strong offshore winds can be expected in the wake of the front.

Tonight
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Friday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming choppy in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Monday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Monday Night
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Tuesday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
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Last Update: 410 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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