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Heavy rain likely for portions of the Southeast on Friday

An area of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico will bring several inches of rain to portions of the Southeast on Friday. Rain will be moderate to occasionally heavy at times and will make travel conditions difficult. Hardest hit areas are expected to be southern Alabama, southern Georgia and northern Florida where rainfall totals will range from 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts.
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Last Update: 808 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point MD to Smith Point VA

Marine Zone Forecast

FORECASTS OF WAVE HEIGHTS DO NOT INCLUDE EFFECTS OF WIND DIRECTION RELATIVE TO TIDAL CURRENTS. EXPECT HIGHER WAVES WHEN WINDS ARE BLOWING AGAINST THE TIDAL FLOW.


  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES WILL CONTINUE TO RIDGE SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE CAROLINAS THROUGH TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK SOUTH OF THE REGION SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY.
  • Today NE winds 10 kt...becoming NW late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Tonight S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
  • Sat N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft.
  • Sat Night NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Sun NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
  • Sun Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
  • Mon N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Tue W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.



Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point MD to Smith Point VA