Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
931 AM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

.SHORT TERM (Today)...
Cold front lies southwest-northeast across Tampa Bay and
will continue push southeastward through the afternoon...
exiting into south FL by evening. A few scattered-broken
bands of mainly light showers are along and just ahead of
the front...with considerable low cloudiness along and
behind the front. Current forecasts look good with cloudy
skies and 20 POPS that slowly clear from the north. West and
northwest winds are beginning to pick up...reaching Lake
Wind Advisory criteria for the afternoon and also resulting
in a high risk of rip currents. Have made minor adjustments
to weather and timing for the next few hours but with little
impact to the text forecasts.

&&

.AVIATION...
24/13Z-25/12Z. Cold front across Tampa Bay with low clouds
and a few showers. TAFs have MVFR CIGS that spread south
then lift around mid-afternoon to BKN VFR. SHRA too ISOLD to
mention. Winds currently westerly and modest but will
increase and become gusty in the wake of the front.


&&

.MARINE...
Front moving southeast across the waters with a few showers
and west and northwest winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots
this afternoon...supporting exercise caution headlines.
Expect winds to continue into the evening then diminish late
night.


&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  77  66  79  66 /  20   0   0   0
FMY  81  66  81  63 /  20   0   0   0
GIF  80  60  82  62 /  20   0   0   0
SRQ  76  66  78  64 /  20   0   0   0
BKV  76  58  80  59 /  20   0   0   0
SPG  77  67  77  69 /  20   0   0   0

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...High Rip Current Risk from 2 PM EDT this afternoon through
     Tuesday morning for Coastal Charlotte-Coastal
     Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-Coastal Manatee-Coastal
     Sarasota-Pinellas.

     Lake Wind Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for Coastal
     Charlotte-Coastal Citrus-Coastal Hernando-Coastal
     Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-Coastal Levy-Coastal Manatee-
     Coastal Pasco-Coastal Sarasota-DeSoto-Hardee-
     Highlands-Inland Charlotte-Inland Citrus-Inland
     Hernando-Inland Hillsborough-Inland Lee-Inland Levy-
     Inland Manatee-Inland Pasco-Inland Sarasota-Pinellas-
     Polk-Sumter.

Gulf waters...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM/AVIATION/MARINE...09/Rude
UPPER AIR...11/McKaughan
DECISION SUPPORT...69/Close


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