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.

Last Update: 249 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

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14NM NNW Evanston IL

Marine Zone Forecast

Northwest winds 10 to 20 kt. Cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less building to 1 to 3 ft after midnight.
North winds 10 to 15 kt becoming northeast 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft building to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Northeast winds 20 to 25 kt increasing to 30 kt after midnight. A few gale force gusts are possible. Snow through the night. Freezing spray after midnight. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft building to 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft after midnight. A small craft advisory will likely be needed.
Northeast winds to 30 kt. A few gale force gusts are possible. Freezing spray. Snow likely. Waves 6 to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft.
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Last Update: 249 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019
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