Multi-Day and Region Severe Weather Event

A multi-day weather event with severe storms and heavy rainfall will impact several parts of the country. Today, an enhanced risk of severe storms capable of a few strong tornadoes and wind damage are forecast across the central Gulf Coast states. Flash Flooding is also possible from the central Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley. These threats will press eastward towards the East Coast on Friday.
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Last Update: 315 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

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...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
Synopsis: AMZ100-190715- 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. $$

Tonight
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.
Fri
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.
Fri Night
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.
Sat
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.
Sat Night
SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Sun
SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
Sun Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Mon
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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Last Update: 315 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019
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