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Ice and Heavy Rain in the Southern States; Upcoming Arctic Blast for Northeast

The epic ice storm across the South and Mid-South will end today from west to east. A system tracking near the Gulf Coast will clear-out the frozen mess, while also producing heavy rain and perhaps a severe thunderstorm for the Gulf Coast states. Meanwhile, a glancing shot of arctic air will sweep through the Northeastern U.S. on Friday to produce very dangerous wind chills through Saturday. Read More >

  Weather Impact Levels  

Lightning Tornado Prevailing Wind TS wind and/or Hail Inland
Flood
Coastal
Flood
Surf & Rip Current Waves Visibility Heat/Cold
Lightning Tornado Wind TS Wind and or Hail Inland Flooding Coastal Flooding Surf & Rip Current Seas/Waves Visibility Heat/Cold
Lightning Tornado Wind Hail Inland Flooding Coastal Flooding Surf & Rip Current Seas/Waves Visibility Heat/Cold
 
 Surf & Rip Current Hazard
 
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None No rip currents expected.
Low Weak rip currents possible. Weak swimmers should stay in shallow water.
Moderate Rip currents likely. Weak swimmers should not enter the surf above the knees.
High Strong rip currents likely. Stay out of the surf. Surf heights ≥ 5 ft with minor beach erosion.
Extreme Severe rip currents likely. Battering surf with major beach erosion.
 
 

 
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