Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend.
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Last Update: 400 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

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Marine Zone Forecast

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

Synopsis: ANZ200-180915- 400 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... High pres shifts east of the waters this evening. A wave of low pres lifts NE over southern New England on Fri bringing snow changing to rain, then is followed by dry high pres Fri night 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. $$

Tonight
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Snow likely after midnight.
Fri
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Rain and snow likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.
Fri Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft after midnight.
Sat
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 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 45 kt after midnight. Seas around 4 ft, building to 6 ft after midnight. Snow. Rain after midnight. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sun
S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Rain. Freezing rain in the afternoon. Light freezing spray in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 6 ft. A chance of light freezing spray. A chance of freezing rain, snow and sleet in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of freezing spray. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt, decreasing to 30 kt after midnight. Seas around 5 ft. A chance of freezing spray. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
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 4 to 5 ft. 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: 400 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019
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