Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KTBW 271307

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
907 AM EDT Thu Oct 27 2016

Surface high pressure along the eastern seaboard will remain in
control today. Low level Atlantic moisture advecting into the
region on a breezy northeast to easterly wind flow around the high
combined with mid and high level moisture streaming in from the
western Caribbean is supporting a fair amount of clouds across the
forecast area early this morning. As for the rest of today expect
pleasant dry breezy conditions under partly to occasionally mostly
cloudy skies as the aforementioned clouds continue to move across
the region. Despite the clouds though temperatures will again run
above normal with highs climbing into the lower to mid 80s in most
locations during the afternoon. Current forecast is in good shape
so a morning update will not be required at this time.


VFR is expected at all terminal sites. Scattered to broken
mid and high clouds will continue to stream across the region
with a lower scattered to broken cu/strato-cu in the 040-050 range
developing after 15Z. Northeast winds around 10 knots become east
and increase to 12 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots possible
after 15Z. Northeast to east winds will diminish to around 10
knots after 02Z tonight.


Surface high pressure to the northeast of the waters will maintain
a tight pressure gradient across the region today with a breezy
northeast to east wind flow continuing over the Gulf waters the
remainder of today, with cautionary headlines remaining in place
for the northern waters, and small craft central and south.
Current forecast is on track with no changes expected in the next
forecast issuance later this morning.


FL...Beach Hazards Statement through this evening for Coastal

Gulf waters...Small Craft Advisory until 8 AM EDT Friday for Coastal
     waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
     Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL
     out 20 NM-Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL
     out 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Englewood to Tarpon
     Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM.



UPPER AIR...007/Dougherty/Orta
DECISION SUPPORT...72/Noah is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.