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Severe weather possible for parts of Mid-Atlantic Friday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe weather Friday afternoon and evening. Scattered strong to severe storms are expected to develop across southeast Virginia and eastern North Carolina. The main threats will be damaging winds and large hail. By Saturday, attention will turn to the central U.S. where a much more significant episode of severe weather is forecast.
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Last Update: 957 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

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Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE BUILDS MOVES OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FRIDAY AND CROSSES THE WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE CROSSES THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
  • Overnight NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
  • Fri SE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms late.
  • Fri Night S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.
  • Sat W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sat Night W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sun NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sun Night N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Mon NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Mon Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers.
  • Tue E winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
  • Tue Night E winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Showers likely.

    winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.




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

Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm