FXUS62 KTBW 230535

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
135 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

An area of MVFR ceilings will continue to spread through
the Tampa Bay area, but clearing conditions are already
starting to fill in from the east. Another area of low
ceilings over the Nature Coast is expected to work south
through the rest of the night, so periods of MVFR or brief
IFR conditions will continue to be possible through after
sunrise. A few patches of fog cannot be ruled out as well,
mainly over Southwest Florida. This afternoon, scattered
showers will spread southwest through the area, potentially
causing additional periods of MVFR or IFR conditions.


.Prev Discussion... /issued 812 PM EDT Wed Mar 22 2017/

An area of low clouds that was evident on satellite imagery
for much of the day over the eastern Gulf continues to move
onshore this evening around the Bay Area. For the evening
update, will adjust sky cover to account for the
aforementioned low clouds but otherwise no major changes to
the ongoing forecast will be needed. Overnight lows will
remain mild with temps in the 60s.

MARINE... A frontal boundary will move through the area
tonight into Thursday, with winds becoming east to northeast
through the end of the week. An increase in wind speed to
cautionary or advisory levels is expected later Thursday
into the first part of Friday, and then again on Friday
night with the overnight easterly surge. Winds and seas will
then relax for the weekend.


.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA 77 61 81 62 / 20 10 0 0
FMY 80 62 81 62 / 30 10 10 0
GIF 76 59 79 59 / 40 0 10 0
SRQ 77 60 81 61 / 20 10 10 0
BKV 76 56 79 56 / 20 0 0 0
SPG 77 63 79 64 / 20 10 0 0


Gulf waters...None.


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