Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast.
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Last Update: 900 AM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

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Synopsis: A light wind flow will prevail through early Thursday morning as high pressure builds over the north central Gulf. A light to moderate southerly flow will develop Thursday and continue through Friday night as the ridge of high pressure slowly shifts east. Southerly winds and seas will strengthen on Saturday ahead of a developing area of low pressure and surface cold front. A strong northerly flow can be expected in the wake of the cold front late Saturday night through early next week.

Rest Of Today
North winds 8 to 13 knots becoming light. Seas around 1 foot. Dominant wave period 3 seconds.
Tonight
Winds light. Seas around 1 foot. Dominant wave period 3 seconds.
Thursday
East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Dominant wave period 3 seconds.
Thursday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Friday
Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds. Chance of showers.
Friday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 13 to 18 knots. Seas around 1 foot building to 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday
South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 6 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
West winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet subsiding to 4 to 8 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday Night
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 7 feet.
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Last Update: 900 AM CST Wed Jan 16 2019
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