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Flash flooding possible across southern Plains

A wet weather system continues across the southern U.S., with abundant moisture brining heavy rain and a risk of flash flooding to parts of the southern Plains on Wednesday. The heaviest rain will fall across Oklahoma, though flood watches and warnings are in effect eastern Colorado to western Arkansas. The flash flood threat should diminish on Thursday, as the system weakens over Texas.
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Last Update: 117 PM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

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Rhode Island Sound

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  • SynopsisA WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRES WILL REMAIN NEARBY THROUGH FRI. A WAVE OF LOW PRES WILL THEN LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE WATERS THIS WEEKEND...BUT ITS EXACT TRACK AND TIMING REMAIN UNCERTAIN.

    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 S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of sprinkles.
  • Tonight SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Thu SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Thu Night SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Fri S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Fri Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Sat SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Sat Night S winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain.
  • Sun SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
  • Sun Night SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain. 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.




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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