...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
315 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019
.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
High pressure over the western Atlantic will continue to
influence the weather through tonight. A strong frontal system
will approach from the west Friday and move through the area
Friday night and early Saturday. High pressure will build into
the region early next week and continue through mid week.
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft after midnight. Dominant period 6 seconds. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
S winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft, building to 9 to 12 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 7 seconds. Scattered showers with isolated tstms.
S winds 30 to 40 kt with frequent gusts up to 50 kt. seas 11 to 16 ft, building to 14 to 19 ft after midnight. Dominant period 9 seconds. Scattered showers with isolated tstms in the evening, then showers and scattered tstms after midnight.
SW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, diminishing to around 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 12 to 17 ft, subsiding to 9 to 13 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 10 seconds. Showers and scattered tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. A slight chance of showers.
SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.