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: 848 AM CST Thu Dec 13 2018

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53NM SSW Pilottown LA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: A strong low pressure area and associated cold front will move generally west to east across northern and eastern Texas today and the lower Mississippi valley and central Gulf coast region Friday and Friday night. High pressure will build over the region Sunday into early next week.

Rest Of Today
South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Seas building to 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet in the afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds in the afternoon. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet with occasional seas to 11 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Showers early and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late evening and overnight.
Friday
West winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet with occasional seas to 15 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Seas building to 12 to 16 feet with occasional seas to 18 feet in the afternoon. Dominant period 8 seconds in the afternoon. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday Night
West winds 25 to 30 knots easing to near 20 knots after midnight. Seas 10 to 14 feet with occasional seas to 17 feet. Dominant period 14 seconds. Chance of showers.
Saturday
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with occasional seas to 13 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. Seas subsiding to 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet in the afternoon. Dominant period 9 seconds in the afternoon. Slight chance of showers through the day.
Saturday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet after midnight. Dominant period 7 seconds after midnight. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sunday
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Sunday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Monday
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Monday Night
Northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
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Last Update: 848 AM CST Thu Dec 13 2018
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