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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin Florida
826 PM EDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015

high pressure across the southern peninsula will remain in control
with pleasant dry weather expected. Sufficient low level moisture
combined with diminishing winds should support some fog and or low
cloud development later tonight through sunrise on Wednesday.
Hi-res model data as well as in-house fog tools support
will maintain patchy/areas of fog in the grids and zones. Temperatures
will be mild overnight with lows bottoming out around 60. Current
forecast is in great shape with no evening update required at this


may see some brief MVFR/IFR visibilities develop at klal...kpgd...
kfmy...and krsw terminals between 08-13z as some fog develops over
the region...otherwise VFR will prevail during the next 24 hours.
West winds around 10 knots early this evening will diminish to 5
knots or less overnight...then increase again to around 10 knots
after 17z on Wednesday.


winds remain relatively weak for the next several days given the
position of high pressure ridge axis near the waters. The next cold
front is expected to increase winds Saturday night through Sunday.
Ongoing forecast is on track with no changes expected in the late
evening update.


Tbw watches/warnings/advisories...
Gulf waters...none.


decision support...18/Fleming

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