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: 359 PM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017

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Houston, TX Local Forecast Office

40NM SSE Galveston TX

Marine Zone Forecast


...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...
Synopsis: Unsettled weather will persist across the coastal waters the next couple of days as deeper moisture combines with a coastal trough of low pressure. Winds and seas will be higher in and near these thunderstorms. A long onshore fetch will continue into the weekend and result in continued elevated seas and tides. A cold frontal passage is expected to push off of the coast Sunday afternoon.

Tonight
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. 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. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.
Monday
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Monday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet after midnight.
Tuesday
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Tuesday Night
North winds 20 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Wednesday
North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
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Last Update: 359 PM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017
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