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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: 1006 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

23NM ESE Portsmouth RI

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A WEAK AND FAST MOVING LOW ZIPS ACROSS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN OVER THE GULF OF MAINE TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS INTO NEW ENGLAND FROM QUEBEC SUN. A COASTAL LOW MAY BRING SE GALES TO THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WATERS MON AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. DIMINISHING WIND AND SEAS TUE AS LOW PRES EXITS INTO MAINE.

FOR INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS WEATHER BEYOND THE 24-36 HOUR FORECAST PERIOD...PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND FOLLOW THE CURRENT HAZARDS LINK ABOVE THE MAP ON THE LEFT.

This Afternoon
W winds around 5 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight
W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt...becoming E 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon
E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SE 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
Mon Night
SE winds around 20 kt...diminishing to around 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely.
Tue
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue Night
W winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed Night
SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height...which is the average of the highest third of the waves. individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.

SEAS ARE REPORTED AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST THIRD OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVE HEIGHTS MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

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Last Update: 1006 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015
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