28th January 2019 – Occasional patches of moisture in the east to southeast wind flow will move across the forecast area and therefore increase cloud cover and moisture availability each day through the end of the week and into the upcoming weekend. Therefore, the potential for shower development across the region will continue with periods of moderate to locally heavy rains expected at times in isolated areas. However, no significant flood problems or rainfall accumulations are so far forecast for the next several days.
Mariners can expect choppy and hazardous seas up to 8 feet across the offshore waters and passages, and up to 6 feet in most of the coastal waters. Small craft advisories remain in effect for much of the local waters today. Marine conditions are forecast to slowly improve by Friday. However, small craft operators should continue to exercise caution due to seas up to 6 feet and winds up to 20 knots.
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