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: 424 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2019

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Mobile, AL Local Forecast Office

10NM SSW Gulf Shores AL

Marine Zone Forecast


...TORNADO WATCH 84 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CDT FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
Synopsis: A cold front approaches this evening and brings the threat of strong to severe storms eastward over the marine area tonight. The main threat is damaging winds and perhaps a few tornadoes. Strong flow tonight will likely contain frequent gusts to gale force. Front moves east of the area Friday morning with moderate to strong northwest flow lingering into Saturday. Marine conditions improve by late in the weekend into the first of next week as surface high pressure moves east over the area.

Tonight
South winds 25 to 30 knots becoming west 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 9 feet building to 7 to 10 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then periods of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Friday
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming west. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Isolated showers.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots diminishing to 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday
Northwest winds 18 to 23 knots becoming west. Seas 3 to 7 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds 18 to 23 knots diminishing to 8 to 13 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Sunday
East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds.
Sunday Night
South winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds.
Monday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Tuesday
Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tuesday Night
Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
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Last Update: 424 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2019
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