Major Winter Storm to Impact the Central and Eastern U.S. Through this Weekend

An impactful Pacific storm will move east and redevelop into a significant winter storm. Heavy snow to the north of this storm and heavy rain to the south with freezing rain at the junction will form over the Central U.S. Friday. This system shifts into the Eastern States on Saturday with heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast, and heavy rain from the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic.
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Last Update: 1027 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

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20NM SSW Plymouth MA

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY

Synopsis: ANZ200-181615- 1027 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... A wave of low pres lifts NE over southern New England on Fri bringing snow changing to rain, then is followed by dry high pres Fri night and Sat. A more potent low pres area will impact the waters Sat night and Sun, with the center of circulation passing along the south coast and Cape Canal vicinity. In the wake of the departing storm, arctic air spreads across the waters Sun night, Mon and Mon night on gusty NW gales with freezing spray likely. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit www.weather.gov/boston and follow the Current Hazards link above the map on the left. $$

Overnight
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Snow showers likely.
Fri
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of snow showers in the morning.
Fri Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less.
Sat Night
E winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 40 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Snow. Rain after midnight. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sun
SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 3 ft, building to 5 ft in the afternoon. Rain in the morning, then freezing rain with a chance of sleet in the afternoon. Light freezing spray in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 5 ft. A chance of freezing spray. A chance of freezing rain and sleet in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 4 ft. A chance of freezing spray.
Mon Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of freezing spray in the evening.
Tue
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft, building to 5 ft after midnight. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.
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Last Update: 1027 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019
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