East Coast Gulf Cruise Ports Severe Weather (see video below) – March 7 weekend cruise port weather outlook is for precipitation of one kind or another. A low-pressure system will track across the lower 48 states, late this week and into the weekend, bringing snow, ice and wind from the West into the Plains, upper Midwest and Northeast. Snow, sleet and ice will begin to spread into the Northeast Saturday night, with rain in the mid-Atlantic states.
Southern Maine will see snow move in from the southwest by Saturday evening that will last through Sunday night. Snowfall totals are likely to be in the 12-20″ range along the coast and inland, some isolated pockets of higher amounts in the mountains.
Snowfall really picks up late Saturday night. Several inches are likely to be on the ground by early Sunday morning. Sunday late morning and afternoon, there may be some sleet or freezing rain mixed in, which could result in lesser snow amounts along the coast, but still dangerous wintry conditions.
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Farther south, severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, are possible. The best chance for severe thunderstorms Saturday will stretch from the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Tennessee Valley, including parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, west and middle Tennessee, into western and northern Alabama.
Damaging winds and some tornadoes are possible in these areas, though the tornado threat remains typically uncertain this far out in time.
If you are booked on a Mississippi River cruise, you may see some foul weather as well. Queen of the Mississippi will call at Oak Alley, Louisiana; Natchez, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; St. Francisville, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Houmas House, before returning to New Orleans. The 700 mile Mississippi River cruise, sails from New Orleans to Vicksburg and back.
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