Coastal Storm Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast; Weekend Rain May Hasten Midwest Flooding

A strengthening storm moving north along the East Coast will continue heavy rain across the Mid-Atlantic into southern New England into Friday while points further north and west will see some locally heavy snow and strong, potentially damaging, winds. In the Midwest, rainfall may worsen ongoing flooding this weekend. In the West, a Pacific front will bring rain and mountain snow Friday.
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Last Update: 656 AM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: ANZ600-222315- 656 AM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019 .Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out 20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York, and Rappahannock rivers... Low pressure moving away to the north will deepen further today as it moves into New England. High pressure begins to build in this evening and becomes centered overhead by Sunday. $$

Today
W winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds, subsiding to 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds this afternoon. A chance of rain early this morning. Scattered showers this afternoon.
Tonight
NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Scattered showers early in the evening.
Sat
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds late.
Sat Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 12 seconds.
Sun
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Mon Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Rain likely.
Tue
NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Tue Night
NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
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Last Update: 656 AM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019
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