Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL
FXUS62 KTBW 311611
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
1211 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016
TD9 continues over the southeast Gulf of Mexico. Have had quite a
bit of rainfall in the Tampa Bay area this morning, mainly across
Pinellas county, and have had some road flooding issues across St.
Pete. Have updated all of the winds and probabilities, the rest of
the forecast is on track with highs generally in the mid 80s and
numerous to categorical pops today. Watches, warnings, and
statements remain unchanged. Update is out.
Periods of rain will continue through the day today, with
generally VFR conditions prevailing outside the rain areas, and
MVFR to IFR conditions in the rain. Winds will also be increasing
and becoming gusty, especially with rain bands.
TD9 continues over the SE Gulf of Mexico. The tropical storm
warning and hurricane watch continue for the northern coastal
waters with the small craft advisory in effect elsewhere. This
will impact the waters through early Friday. Conditions should
then gradually subside on Friday as the system moves off to the NE
and high pressure gradually builds back in across south Florida
from the Atlantic. Current forecast is mainly on track and have
just updated the winds with the current tropical forecast.
.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA 84 77 83 78 / 100 80 80 90
FMY 85 79 86 79 / 60 50 60 70
GIF 84 76 83 77 / 90 50 70 70
SRQ 85 79 84 80 / 100 70 80 90
BKV 84 76 83 77 / 80 70 90 90
SPG 83 78 84 79 / 100 80 80 90
FL...High Rip Current Risk until 8 PM EDT this evening for
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-
Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-Pinellas.
Flood Watch through Friday evening for Coastal Citrus-
Coastal Hernando-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Levy-
Coastal Manatee-Coastal Pasco-Coastal Sarasota-Inland
Citrus-Inland Hernando-Inland Hillsborough-Inland
Levy-Inland Manatee-Inland Pasco-Inland Sarasota-
Tropical Storm Warning for Coastal Citrus-Coastal Hernando-
Coastal Levy-Coastal Pasco-Inland Citrus-Inland
Hernando-Inland Levy-Inland Pasco.
Hurricane Watch for Coastal Citrus-Coastal Hernando-
Coastal Levy-Coastal Pasco.
Gulf waters...Tropical Storm Warning for Coastal waters from Tarpon
Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-Waters from
Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM.
Hurricane Watch for Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to
Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-Waters from Tarpon
Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM.
Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EDT Thursday for
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-Coastal waters
from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-Coastal
waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
Tampa Bay waters-Waters from Bonita Beach to
Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Englewood to
Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM.