Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
354 AM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Sumter-Pinellas-Polk-Hardee-Highlands-DeSoto-Coastal Levy-
Coastal Citrus-Coastal Hernando-Coastal Pasco-
Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-Inland Levy-Inland Citrus-
Inland Hernando-Inland Pasco-Inland Hillsborough-Inland Manatee-
Inland Sarasota-Inland Charlotte-Inland Lee-Tampa Bay waters-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
354 AM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for West Central And Southwest

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Dense fog will cause visibilities to frequently be reduced to
less than one quarter mile early this morning. If driving, slow
down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance
between you and the vehicle in front of you.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move southeast through
the area Monday night through Tuesday night ahead of a cold front.
Some of the storms could become strong, with damaging wind gusts,
frequent lightning, and isolated tornadoes possible.

Strong onshore winds Tuesday and Wednesday will produce high surf
and cause strong and frequent rip currents along area beaches.

Winds and seas will increase over the coastal waters along and
behind a cold front that will move through Tuesday night and
Wednesday. Small Craft Advisory conditions will be possible as
early as Tuesday, with winds continuing to increase through
Wednesday and approaching gale force. Conditions will begin to
subside Wednesday night.

Another cold front during the middle of the week will usher in a
very dry airmass, with long durations of critical relative
humidity values expected Thursday and Friday afternoons. This will
result in the possibility of extreme fire behavior.


Spotter activation will not be needed today.



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