Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FXUS62 KTBW 121804
AFDTBW

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
204 PM EDT Wed Aug 12 2020

.DISCUSSION...
High pressure at the surface and aloft stretches across Florida and
into the Gulf of Mexico. This will allow for light winds across the
region with a sea breeze developing each afternoon. Showers and
storms are already firing up along the sea breeze and will continue
through the early evening hours. There will be some minor
fluctuations with the ridge axis location, but overall the synoptic
pattern will remain the same through end of the week and into the
weekend. The temps will run around average with daytime highs in the
low 90`s and overnight lows in the mid 70`s.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will prevail through the day. Showers and storms are
starting to fire up, so will hold VCTS at all terminals between 18-
00Z. The west coast sea breeze has set up allowing for the winds to
turn onshore. Winds will decrease to light and variable overnight.
No other aviation impacts expected.

&&

.MARINE...
Benign boating conditions with light winds and minimal seas persist
over the gulf waters. The primary hazard for mariners continues to
be thunderstorms. A few coastal showers are possible in the early
morning before storms really begin to develop inland during the day.
Mariners should watch for storms that may develop and drift towards
the coast during the late afternoon and evening hours, creating
locally hazardous winds and seas.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Scattered showers and isolated storms can be expected each day for
the next week. These showers combined with high humidities each day
will preclude any fire weather concerns.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  77  93  78  93 /  30  60  30  50
FMY  76  94  76  93 /  20  60  20  50
GIF  75  94  76  94 /  30  70  10  60
SRQ  76  93  77  93 /  30  50  30  50
BKV  73  93  74  93 /  30  70  20  60
SPG  78  93  78  93 /  30  50  30  50

&&

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

&&

$$

DISCUSSION/AVIATION/MARINE/FIRE WEATHER...74/Wynn
DECISION SUPPORT...57/McMichael


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.