National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
Read More...

Last Update: 528 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

View Nearby Observations

Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...



  • SynopsisCOLD CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ITS ACCOMPANYING COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE AREA WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW AND BUILD IN FROM THE WEST MONDAY NIGHT THRU TUESDAY. THE NEXT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO DURING WEDNESDAY.
  • Today N winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming NW 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft... Up to 6 ft far E portions...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft this afternoon.
  • Tonight W winds 10 kt or less. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sun SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.
  • Sun Night SW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Showers.
  • Mon SW winds 30 to 35 kt...becoming W 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft...subsiding to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely.
  • Mon Night NW winds 25 to 30 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
  • Tue NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Wed SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft...building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain through the night.



Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out 20 nm
Mobile Version