Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
751 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016

.UPDATE...
The subtropical ridge of high pressure remains oriented over
northern Florida, with generally easterly winds in place across
the forecast area. Under this easterly flow, a few
showers/sprinkles developed this afternoon over Southwest Florida
and are currently moving west into the Gulf. Rain free conditions
are expected to prevail overnight, with perhaps a nocturnal surge
bringing a brief period of gusty east winds across the area
overnight.

Overall, forecast looks on track, with no significant changes
needed for the evening update.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions are expected to continue through the next 24
hours. The sea breeze is expected to remain pinned to the coast
again on Friday, but could potentially cause winds to shift to an
onshore direction Friday afternoon at terminals near the coast. A
few showers or thunderstorms will be possible late Friday
afternoon along the Southwest Florida coast.

&&

.MARINE...
High pressure will hold north of the coastal waters through the
start of the weekend, with generally easterly flow continuing.
An easterly surge will bring wind speeds up to exercise caution
levels over the Gulf zones again this evening. Otherwise...expect
winds and seas to remain below headline criteria.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  70  88  72  89 /   0  10  10  30
FMY  69  90  71  90 /  10  30  10  40
GIF  67  88  69  90 /   0  10   0  50
SRQ  69  88  71  88 /   0  20  10  20
BKV  62  88  66  89 /   0  10   0  30
SPG  72  88  74  88 /   0  20  10  30

&&

.TBW Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
FL...None.
Gulf waters...None.

&&

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE...18/Fleming
UPPER AIR...11/McKaughan
DECISION SUPPORT...69/Close


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