National Weather Summary for Friday, January 4, 2019
by David Moran, on Jan 4, 2019 9:57:31 AM
Thunderstorms will continue tracking eastward across the Southeast on Friday ahead of a cold front. Elevated winds and seas will continue across the Gulf of Mexico through Friday evening as a cold front continues to move eastward. Dense fog will continue along portions of the west coast of Florida through Friday afternoon.
- Thunderstorms across the Southeast on Friday
- Elevated Winds and Seas Friday across the Gulf of Mexico
- Dense Fog for the West Coast of Florida on Friday
Thunderstorms across the Southeast on Friday
A line of storms associated with a cold front tracking to the east will pose a risk for damaging winds and an isolated tornado this morning into the afternoon. The risk for thunderstorms will diminish with the passing of the front.
Major Cities in Region: Tallahassee, FL, Albany, GA, Macon, GA, Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC
Thunderstorm Risk for Friday
Elevated Winds and Seas Friday across the Gulf of Mexico
Elevated winds and seas will continue across portions of the Gulf of Mexico on Friday as a cold front continues to move eastward. Winds will be southerly to southwesterly at 10-20 knots ahead of the front. Behind the front, winds are expected to be westerly to northwesterly at 15-25 knots with gusts in excess of 35 knots. Seas will range 6-9 feet. Strong to severe thunderstorms may develop ahead of the front, producing locally enhanced winds and seas.
Winds and Wave Heights 6pm CST Friday
Dense Fog for the West Coast of Florida on Friday
Southerly flow and moist air ahead of an approaching cold front will continue to generate periods of fog offshore Florida today with visibilities occasionally decreasing below a mile. By late afternoon, fog will dissipate as the cold front moves through the region.
WDT Marine Fog Advisory
A Look Ahead
Snow is expected across portions the Northern and Central Rockies on Monday as an upper level trough moves over the region. On Tuesday, freezing rain and snow will move into portions of the Northeast. Snow will continue across the Northeast on Wednesday. Another round of snow is forecast across the Central Rockies on Thursday as another trough approaches.