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Severe weather possible from central Plains to Gulf Coast; Heavy rain for Gulf Coast

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the central Plains and mid-Missouri valley southward across Texas and eastward across the Gulf Coastal states. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and locally damaging winds. In addition heavy rain could lead to flash flooding along the Gulf Coast where Flash Flood Watches are in effect.
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Last Update: 936 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

10NM ESE Ocean City MD

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Synopsis: A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE CROSSES THE WATERS THIS EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE WATERS SATURDAY. A WEAK BACKDOOR FRONT DROPS OVER THE WATERS SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS SUNDAY BEFORE THE BACKDOOR FRONT LIFTS BACK TO THE NORTH MONDAY AS A WARM FRONT. THE NEXT COLD FRONT CROSSES THE WATERS MONDAY NIGHT.

Overnight
SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W late. Seas 3 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
Sat
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft...mainly SE swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
Sat Night
SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun
NE winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sun Night
E winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers in the evening...then showers after midnight.
Mon
SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Showers in the morning...then a chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Mon Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.
Tue
W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Tue Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Wed
W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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Last Update: 936 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015
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