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.
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Last Update: 249 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

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7NM NNW Gary IN

Marine Zone Forecast

Tonight
Northwest winds 10 to 20 kt. Cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less building to 1 to 3 ft late in the evening, then building to 2 to 4 ft after midnight subsiding to 1 to 3 ft late.
Friday
North winds 10 to 20 kt becoming northeast 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
East winds to 30 kt. Snow. Waves 3 to 5 ft building to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft after midnight. A small craft advisory will likely be needed.
Saturday
Northeast winds to 30 kt. A few gale force gusts are possible. Freezing spray through the day. Snow in the morning. chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves 5 to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft.
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Last Update: 249 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019
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