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Dangerous Winter Storm over the Northern Plains, Heavy Lake Effect Snow Likely for Western New York

Blizzard conditions are expected to persist over portions of the northern Plains through midday Wednesday. Strong winds and very cold temperatures will also yield sub-zero wind chill readings and blowing snow. Further east, Lake Effect Snow Warnings are in effect for portions of western New York. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 3 feet are possible late week into the weekend. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Dec. 7, 2016 at 2:39:08 am CST

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A weak cold front is expected to drift south and stall across Deep South Texas tonight. Expect cooler temperatures up in the Ranchlands with lows falling into the low 50s while the lower Valley holds around and into the lower 60s. Patchy areas of fog will be possible overnight and into early Wednesday morning, especially along the frontal boundary. A secondary cold front arrives Wednesday night into Thursday morning with colder and more impacts to Deep South Texas.
A strong cold front to surge through the Lower Texas coast late Wednesday into early Thursday morning. Strong north winds rapidly increase with gale conditions developing shortly after the frontal passage. Sustained winds of around 30 knots are anticipated with frequent gusts of 35 to 40 knots. Seas will build steadily exceeding 10 feet shortly before Noon approaching 14 feet during the afternoon. Hazardous marine conditions to persist through Thursday evening. Gale conditions may develop over the Laguna Thursday but are not anticipated to be as frequent at this time.
A cold front arriving Wednesday night into early Thursday morning will result in big changes for the Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas. Behind the passage of the front, expect overcast skies with light rain or drizzle, breezy conditions and much colder air with temperatures falling throughout Thursday and into Thursday night. The early morning low temperatures on Friday will fall into the middle 30s across the Ranchlands and the low 40s across the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Mariners expect rough conditions on the gulf waters with windy conditions and elevated seas. A gale watch is in effect for Thursday into Thursday night for the potential of frequent gale force wind gusts.
Enjoy the warm temperatures today before another strong cold front moves through early on Thursday. Temperatures will drop into the 30s for many areas Friday morning with wind chills even lower, so prepare your heavier jackets before heading to work or school. Rain chances will increase on Thursday with strong northeasterly winds with gusts up to 35 mph. Conditions will improve by the end of the weekend with temperatures warming back up in the 70s.

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