Scientific Forecaster Discussion
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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin Florida
829 PM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017
an area of light rain lingers across the southern zones this
evening, but should dissipate within the next hour or so.
Clearing conditions then overnight as east/NE winds lighten.
Winds then becoming gusty again for Saturday afternoon with
a slight chance of showers for the southern zones. All
interests in some cooler weather continue to monitor the
Monday night/Tuesday cold front. Things still looking on
track to get the first real blast of cooler air behind this
front for later in the week. Current forecast is on track
and have no update planned.
have an area of light rain lingering across kfmy and krsw
this evening causing some MVFR conditions, but this should
dissipate by 01z, and VFR is then expected through the rest
of the period with east/NE winds lightening through the
overnight hours, and then becoming gusty again for Saturday
scec winds near shore and Small Craft Advisory winds offshore expected
through Saturday morning as the evening easterly wind surges
for the late evening and overnight hours. A few showers in
place across the southern half of the waters should
dissipate by midnight. Current forecast is on track with all
this and have little change for the update.
Preliminary point temps/pops...
tpa 72 88 74 88 / 0 0 10 50
fmy 73 87 74 88 / 10 20 10 30
gif 70 86 72 87 / 0 10 10 50
srq 72 87 74 86 / 0 10 10 40
bkv 67 88 71 88 / 0 0 10 50
spg 73 87 74 88 / 0 0 10 50
Gulf waters...Small Craft Advisory until 11 am EDT Saturday for waters
from Bonita Beach to Englewood Florida out 20 to 60 nm-
waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs Florida out 20 to
60 nm-waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River Florida
out 20 to 60 nm.