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A Wintry Mix of Precipiatation Will Cross the Great Lakes Thursday

Light to moderate precipitation will spread from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley to the northeast and mid-Atlantic states Thursday and Friday. The unusually warm temperatures over the Great Plains will come to an end. The southwest and four corners states will become increasingly wet Thursday and Friday.
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Last Update: 715 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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Rhode Island Sound

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
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  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE WATERS TODAY. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE PLAINS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS ON FRIDAY THEN HEAD TOWARD NOVA SCOTIA SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW SATURDAY NIGHT THEN SHIFT OFFSHORE SUNDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL APPROACH THE WATERS LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE DEPARTING LOW ON TUESDAY.

    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.
  • Today N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Tonight S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain and snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Fri SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely with a chance of snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Fri Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Light freezing spray. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Sat NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Freezing spray.
  • Sat Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing spray.
  • Sun W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sun Night N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of snow.
  • Mon N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Mon Night N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Freezing spray likely. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

    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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