Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week.
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Last Update: 1004 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017

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8NM SW Gulf Shores AL

Marine Zone Forecast


...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...
Synopsis: High pressure ridging into the marine area from the northeast will continue through early Wednesday, but begin to break down during the middle part of the week as a cold front approaches from the northwest. The front will likely drift south over the coastal waters late in the week. Scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms over the marine area today and tonight, decreasing in coverage mid week, before increasing once again late in the week.

Rest Of Today
East winds 13 to 18 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Tonight
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south. Seas 1 foot or less. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
South winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northwest. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Wednesday
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Seas 1 foot or less.
Wednesday Night
West winds 8 to 13 knots becoming northwest. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday
North winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Thursday Night
Northwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Friday
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Friday Night
North winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1004 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017
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