Major Winter Storm System Will Bring A Variety Of Impacts To The Central, Southern, And Eastern U.S. Through The Weekend

An impactful winter storm will track from the Plains to New England through Sunday, with bitter cold behind it. Heavy snow is likely from the Corn Belt to interior Northeast, with significant ice accumulations in the Ohio Valley and New England. Farther south, heavy rain could lead to flooding in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley.
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Last Update: 1015 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

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24NM SE Gloucester MA

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...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: ANZ200-190415- 1015 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... High pres builds over the waters tonight 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. $$

This Afternoon
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft, building to 5 ft after midnight.
Sat
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sat Night
E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt after midnight. Seas around 5 ft, building to 10 ft after midnight. Snow in the evening, then snow and rain after midnight. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sun
E winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 14 ft. Rain. Snow likely with sleet in the afternoon. Light freezing spray in the afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sun Night
N winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas around 12 ft, subsiding to 10 ft after midnight. Freezing spray. A chance of snow in the evening. A chance of snow showers after midnight. Vsby 1 nm or less in the evening.
Mon
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 10 ft. Freezing spray. A chance of snow showers.
Mon Night
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 8 to 9 ft. Freezing spray.
Tue
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Light freezing spray in the morning.
Tue Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 5 ft, building to 7 ft after midnight. A chance of snow showers 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: 1015 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019
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