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Active Weather Continues in the West; Potent Cold Front to Move Through the East this Weekend

A complex weather system will continue to bring active conditions over the Western U.S. through early Saturday, including more heavy snowfall through the Rockies. Farther east, a potent cold front will advance through the Ohio Valley Saturday, bringing rain and a few strong thunderstorms. As the front clears the east coast on Sunday, colder and gusty conditions will return. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Fri, Nov. 17, 2017 at 10:50:25 pm CST

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Southwest winds frequently gusting over 20 knots are expected starting by midday Saturday, so a Small Craft Advisory goes into effect at Noon CST Saturday across all waters. A strong cold front will cause winds to shift to northwest then north and increase to 25 to 30 knots sustained with frequent gusts over 34 knots possible late Saturday night into Sunday morning across the coastal waters when a Gale Watch is in effect.
Expect very changeable weather over the weekend! Tonight and Saturday will be our warmest night and day for at least the next week because of a strong cold front that will be moving through the central Gulf Coast region Saturday night. Some patchy fog is expected again later tonight into early Saturday morning, then there will be a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms starting in far inland areas late Saturday morning and spreading southeast through the afternoon and evening hours. All rain chances will come to an end with the cold frontal passage by late Saturday evening, then expect much cooler air along with brisk north winds for the overnight hours into Sunday morning. The strong north winds will likely lead to gale conditions over the Gulf coastal waters late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Sunny but cool conditions are expected Sunday, then clear skies should lead to our coldest night of the season thus far Sunday night into Monday morning. Lows Sunday night are expected to be near the freezing mark in the colder northern locations with mid 30s to mid 40s elsewhere. Many areas north of the tidal lakes and I-10 will likely see at least patchy frost, so tender vegetation will need to be protected.
Climate data for November 18th.


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