Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
828 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019

.UPDATE...
Deep layered ridging along the eastern sea board will
maintain pleasant dry weather across the entire forecast
area the remainder of today. With the ridge expected to
slowly drift east through tonight current east-northeast
winds across the region this morning will veer to the
east-southeast and become gusty during the afternoon which
will allow the cool/dry air mass to slowly modify with an
increase in cu/strato-cu clouds expected during the
afternoon along with moderating temperatures. After a cool
start temperatures should climb back toward season norms
with highs reaching the lower 70s. Current forecast is in
good shape, with no morning update required at this time.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR will prevail during the next 24 hours with broken to
overcast cigs in the 040-050 range developing after 15Z
as moisture increases across the area. Northeast to east
winds at 6 to 9 knots this morning will become east
southeast at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts after 15Z,
then diminishing to around 10 knots after 00Z tonight.

&&

.MARINE...
High pressure northeast of the waters will maintain an
elevated easterly wind flow over the Gulf waters the
remainder of today with Cautionary wind/seas continuing
over the offshore waters and around 15 knots and 2 to 4
foot seas near shore. Ongoing forecast has a good handle
on this with no changes planned for the next forecast
issuance around 10 AM.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE...57/McMichael
UPPER AIR...74/Wynn
DECISION SUPPORT...14/Mroczka


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