Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
1029 AM EDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.UPDATE...
The warm and mainly dry weather will persist as some weak ridging
aloft and surface ridge extending southwest from the western
Atlantic remain across the region. The low level east to southeast
flow around the surface ridge will shift to onshore with the
bay/sea breezes this afternoon, but moisture remains limited and
mostly below about 800 mb so not expecting much more than some
scattered to broken stratocumulus/altocumulus this afternoon and
evening. Temperatures will warm into the lower to mid 80s, except
close to the coast where the sea breeze should hold readings in
the mid to upper 70s. Overall the current grids/zone forecast look
on track with no morning update planned.

&&

.AVIATION...
Generally VFR conditions are expected for the next 24 hours with
the possibility of some MVFR visibilities in fog late tonight at
LAL and PGD. East to southeast winds this morning will shift to
southwest to west at TPA and SRQ around midday, and northeast at
PIE as the bay breeze develops. Winds then shift to west to
northwest later this afternoon and evening at most sites as the
sea breeze pushes inland, except at LAL and may not get to RSW.

&&

.MARINE...
Through midweek rather light east to southeast winds overnight
and during the morning hours will shift to onshore with the sea
breeze near the coast each afternoon. Present marine forecast
looks good at this time with no major changes planned for late
morning forecast.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  84  64  82  65 /   0   0   0   0
FMY  85  62  84  63 /   0   0   5   0
GIF  85  60  85  63 /   0   0   0   0
SRQ  81  64  77  62 /   0   0   5   0
BKV  84  58  84  56 /   0   0   0   0
SPG  82  66  80  67 /   0   0   5   0

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
Gulf waters...None.
&&

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE/FIRE WEATHER...69/Close
UPPER AIR...27/Shiveley
DECISION SUPPORT...05/Carlisle


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