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

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Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

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
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt late this evening, then becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop late this evening, then diminishing to light chop after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms this evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Wed
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Rain likely.
Wed Night
N winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Near shore, seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, increasing to very rough after midnight. Rain.
Thu
N winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning.
Thu Night
N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight.
Fri
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Fri Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sat
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.
Sun
SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. 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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