Heavy Precipitation and Strong Winds in the West; Locally Severe Weather in the East and Central Plains

Several atmospheric river events will bring widespread moderate to heavy precipitation and strong winds to much of the Pacific Northwest and California through early next week. A few storms might produce locally strong to damaging wind gusts over a portion of eastern North Carolina and Central Plains later today. More thunderstorms are forecast in the middle Mississippi Valley region on Sunday.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River LA out 20 nm (GMZ550) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River LA out 20 nm (GMZ550)
Issued by: National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
Last Update: 352 PM CDT Fri Oct 22 2021
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Tonight: Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.

Saturday: East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds.

Saturday Night: Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight.

Sunday: Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Chance of showers through the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Monday: Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Slight chance of showers.

Monday Night: Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Tuesday: Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then becoming south late in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

Wednesday: Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Seas building to 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet in the afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds in the afternoon. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Chance of showers.



Zone Forecast: Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River LA out 20 nm (GMZ550)

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