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000 FXUS62 KTBW 281302 AFDTBW Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 902 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017 .UPDATE... The warm and mainly dry weather will persist as ridging builds aloft and surface ridge remains across the region. The low level east to southeast flow will shift to onshore with the bay/sea breezes this afternoon and with limited moisture mostly below about 800 mb we will not see much more than some scattered to broken stratocumulus/altocumulus this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will warm into the lower to mid 80s, except near the coast where the sea breeze should hold readings in the mid to upper 70s. Overall the current grids/zone forecast look ok. However, did tweak high temperatures up a degree or two as the mid/upper level ridge will be building over us and we should see high temperatures similar to yesterday if not a little warmer away from the coast. && .AVIATION... VFR conditions will prevail for the next 24 hours with the possibility of some MVFR visibilities at LAL and PGD late tonight. Otherwise, the light east to southeast flow this morning will shift westerly for coastal terminals during midday and early afternoon as the sea breeze develops and evolves slowly inland. Winds at PIE may briefly shift to northeast/variable around midday with initial bay breeze before the Gulf sea breeze arrives and turns winds westerly. && .MARINE... The 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 through Thursday. Present marine forecast looks good at this time with no major changes planned for late morning forecast. && .Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs... TPA 82 65 82 66 / 0 0 0 0 FMY 85 63 84 64 / 0 0 0 0 GIF 86 63 88 65 / 0 0 0 0 SRQ 81 64 78 63 / 0 0 0 0 BKV 84 57 85 58 / 0 0 0 0 SPG 81 68 80 68 / 0 0 0 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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