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Strong Cold Front Moving Through Midwest Towards the East Coast

A strong cold front moving east across the Midwest will produce numerous impacts. Severe thunderstorms that develop ahead of the front may have damaging winds, marginally large hail, and brief tornadoes. In addition, heavy rain may produce localized flash flooding. Strong gusty winds are possible from Texas into the western Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:18:25 pm CST

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A strong cold front will cause winds to shift to northwest then north and increase to 20 to 30 knots across tidal lakes and sounds, and around 30 knots sustained with frequent gusts 35 to 40 knots after midnight tonight into Sunday mid morning across the coastal waters. Seas will build as high as 8 to 11 feet offshore. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all waters, then a Gale Warning goes into effect for coastal waters at midnight tonight through mid morning on Sunday. Small Craft Advisory conditions will continue through late morning across near shore waters and until mid afternoon Sunday across offshore waters.
A strong cold front will push through the central Gulf Coast region tonight, moving through most areas by midnight. There will be a chance of brief showers this 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 tonight into Sunday morning. Sunny but cool and breezy 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.
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