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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11NM N Plymouth MA

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

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 around 2 ft.
Tonight
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft, building to 4 ft after midnight.
Sat
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 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 40 kt after midnight. Seas around 5 ft, building to 9 ft after midnight. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sun
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 12 ft. Sleet. Rain in the morning, then snow likely with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Light freezing spray in the afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sun Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 10 ft, subsiding to 7 ft after midnight. Light freezing spray. A chance of snow in the evening. A chance of snow showers after midnight.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 6 ft. Freezing spray.
Mon Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 5 ft. Freezing spray.
Tue
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tue Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 4 ft. 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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