Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin Florida
849 PM EST Fri Dec 2 2016
high pressure continues to build into the region in the wake of
yesterdays front. This will usher in a period of pleasant weather
through the upcoming weekend. This will be the coolest night of
the week, with lows ranging from near 60 degrees south to the low
40s along the Nature Coast. A few high clouds will stream across
northern and central Florida overnight with light northeast winds.
The existing forecast is in good shape and no changes were needed.
Aviation (00z tafs)...
VFR conditions to prevail through the period. Northeast winds
will become gusty by 14z to 15z Saturday, decreasing again by
cautionary level winds will be likely over all waters overnight
tonight into early Saturday. Winds should decrease somewhat during
the afternoon hours. High pressure to the north will favor another
easterly wind surge Saturday night into Sunday. By Sunday night
however, high pressure looks to gradually shift eastward into the
Atlantic, allowing for a return to southeasterly flow. As surface
low pressure develops over the western Gulf southerly flow looks
to persist through Monday and Tuesday. An approaching front will
bring a chance of showers and storms to the waters Monday into
Tuesday with the potential for sea fog ahead of the front.
Thereafter, brisk northwest winds are expected in the wake of the
Preliminary point temps/pops...
tpa 56 78 64 81 / 0 0 0 0
fmy 62 81 64 82 / 0 0 0 0
gif 55 77 61 80 / 0 0 0 0
srq 55 79 63 81 / 0 0 0 0
bkv 49 76 58 80 / 0 0 0 0
spg 60 76 64 79 / 0 0 0 0
Florida...Beach hazards statement through Monday evening for coastal