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Unsettled weather in store for eastern U.S. into weekend

A complex weather system moving across the eastern U.S. will bring a variety of hazardous weather to the region on Friday and into the weekend. Much colder weather is expected by Saturday, along with numerous showers and accumulating snow in the higher elevations of the Appalachians. Rain and snow will move into northern New England on Sunday.
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Last Update: 100 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast




...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

  • SynopsisLOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE CAROLINA COAST TODAY...PUSHING NORTHEAST TONIGHT. A MORE POTENT LOW WILL STRENGTHEN OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS INTO THE REGION SUNDAY...SLIDING OFFSHORE THROUGH MID WEEK.
  • This Afternoon NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A slight chance of rain.
  • Tonight N winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A slight chance of rain early in the evening.
  • Sat N winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds...building to 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning... Then rain in the afternoon.
  • Sat Night N winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts to around 45 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. Rain until early morning...then a chance of rain late.
  • Sun NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft. A chance of rain early in the morning.
  • Sun Night NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
  • Mon NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Mon Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Tue SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
  • Tue Night SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out 20 nm
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