Wet Pattern Continues From the Northwest To Rockies; Major Storm System To Develop On Thursday Across Southern Plains

A vigorous system will slide from the Northwest to the Rockies on Wednesday to keep intact the wet pattern across the extended region. Heavy to excessive rain, intense mountain snow and high winds are possible before the next system arrives on Friday. The same system will evolve into a major storm on Thursday across the southern Plains for a widespread rain event for the South and East.

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Marine Point Forecast

  • This


    Light Wind

    High: 64 °F

  • Tonight

    Partly Cloudy

    E 8kt

    Low: 54 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Cloudy

    E 10kt

    High: 69 °F

  • Thursday

    Showers Likely

    SE 15kt

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday


    SSE 15kt

    High: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Chance Showers

    SW 13kt

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Slight Chc Showers

    W 14kt

    High: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Partly Cloudy

    WNW 12kt

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Mostly Sunny

    NW 10kt

    High: 66 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 11:48 am EST Dec 12, 2018
Forecast Valid: 1pm EST Dec 12, 2018-6pm EST Dec 18, 2018

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: High pressure just north of the waters slides out over the Atlantic tonight and continues east as a robust storm system forms in the southern plains. This storm tracks east and drags a cold front over the Gulf of Mexico...into the east gulf waters Friday then across Florida Saturday. This system will bring thunderstorms... strong winds perhaps to gale force...and high waves and swells. Winds and seas will begin to gradually subside Sunday as high pressure builds into the western gulf.

This Afternoon
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.
E wind 6 to 8 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.
E wind 8 to 10 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.
Thursday Night
SE wind 11 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 22 kt. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Seas around 1 ft.
SSE wind 13 to 15 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Seas around 2 ft.
Friday Night
SW wind 11 to 13 kt, with gusts as high as 25 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
WSW wind 12 to 14 kt becoming WNW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 27 kt. A slight chance of showers. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Saturday Night
WNW wind 10 to 12 kt, with gusts as high as 18 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
NW wind around 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 3 to 4 ft.


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Point Forecast: 27.97°N 82.85°W
Last Update: 11:48 am EST Dec 12, 2018
Forecast Valid: 1pm EST Dec 12, 2018-6pm EST Dec 18, 2018
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