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Colder temperatures return to the central and eastern U.S. and winter holds a bit longer across the north.

A strong cold front is forecast to reach the East Coast by Friday morning, dropping temperatures on the order of 15 to 30 degrees by Saturday. Some lingering showers will be possible behind the front, and snow showers are possible across parts of the Great Lakes and the Northeast on Friday. But tonight, heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms are expected for the Gulf Coast and Florida.
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Last Update: 403 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

10NM SE Newport RI

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

Synopsis: DISTURBANCES ALONG AN OFFSHORE COLD FRONT WILL BRING SHOWERS TO THE WATERS THIS MORNING AND AGAIN TONIGHT. THIS WILL ALSO BRING INCREASING NORTH WINDS TO THE WATERS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER NEW ENGLAND SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. LOW PRESSURE THEN RACES EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN QUEBEC MONDAY DRAGGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS MONDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE FOLLOWS BRIEFLY 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 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Patchy fog. Showers...mainly this morning with vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight
N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers.
Sat
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt... Becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Mon Night
W winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Tue Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain. 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: 403 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015
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