Unsettled in the South; Pacific Storm on the West Coast

Showers and a few strong to severe thunderstorms associated with a system in southeastern Texas. A strong and cold Pacific storm will produce heavy rain and heavy mountain snow, and strong, gusty winds for parts of the West coast. Gusty winds ahead of this system may produce critical fire weather threats in the North and Central Plains this weekend. Lake effect snows persist in the Northeast.
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Last Update: 829 PM EST Fri Mar 5 2021

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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

23NM ENE Portsmouth NH

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...
Synopsis: ANZ100-061530- 829 PM EST Fri Mar 5 2021 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... High pressure slowly builds into the area through the weekend, allowing winds to gradually diminish. High pressure crests the waters on Monday and settles to the south through the week. This will set up a prolonged period of southwesterly flow over the waters through the end of next week. $$

Tonight
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt this evening. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing spray.
Sat
W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Light freezing spray in the morning.
Sat Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light freezing spray after midnight.
Sun
NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less. Light freezing spray in the morning.
Sun Night
NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon
NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed Night
SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
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Last Update: 829 PM EST Fri Mar 5 2021
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