Tracking Three Storms with Widespread Impacts this Week

A winter storm will bring snow and some ice to the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast today while strong thunderstorms will be possible in portions of Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Additional heavy mountain snow and gusty winds will continue in the Southwest from a second storm. A third storm will bring heavy coastal rain and mountain snow to California and the Northwest tonight into Friday.
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Last Update: 304 PM EST Tue Jan 26 2021

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Morehead City, NC Local Forecast Office

5NM E Ocracoke NC

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: AMZ100-270815- 304 PM EST Tue Jan 26 2021 .Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters... Strong low pressure passing west and north of the area tomorrow will drag a cold front through tonight. A strong coastal storm impacts the area Wednesday into Thursday. High pressure will build over the area Friday and Saturday. $$

Tonight
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms this evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Wed
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Rain likely.
Wed Night
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Rain.
Thu
NW winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Rain likely in the morning.
Thu Night
N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Fri
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sat
N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to around 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sun
SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft. A chance of showers. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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Last Update: 304 PM EST Tue Jan 26 2021
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