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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
355 AM EDT Mon Mar 19 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-
355 AM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for West Central And Southwest

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening, mainly
over the Nature Coast ahead of an approaching cold front.
Thunderstorms that develop will be capable of producing damaging
wind gusts, frequent lightning strikes, and hail.

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...Tuesday through Sunday.

Thunderstorms are expected to move southeast through the area
Tuesday and Tuesday night ahead of a cold front passage. 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.

A very dry airmass will fill in behind a cold front, 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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