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Florida Weather Forecast Discussion - Tampa Bay National Weather
FXUS62 KTBW 281504
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
1004 AM EST Tue Feb 28 2017
.SHORT TERM (Today)...
Stratus/patchy fog currently breaking up and pushing
offshore of west central Florida, and should completely
dissipate over land into late morning. Ridge axis of high
pressure over the Atlantic will extend across north central
Florida today, with low level winds out of the southeast.
Aloft, flow will generally be zonal with ridge centered
south of Florida, keeping warm and stable conditions in
place. A slight increase in low level moisture and southeast
flow may transport a few showers over the eastern side of
the peninsula into southern interior locations of the area.
Therefore have added a slight chance of showers from Polk
southward to Lee counties for this afternoon. Partly sunny
skies expected today, with highs in the low 80s along the
coast to mid to upper 80s over the interior.
.AVIATION...Stratus is quickly breaking up and should
dissipate into late morning. VFR conditions expected through
the afternoon and evening and then patchy fog will occur
again late tonight into early Wednesday morning.
High pressure ridging across north central Florida into the
gulf will provide southeast winds across the waters this
morning. Winds will then gradually shift to the south to
west-southwest this afternoon as the west coast sea breeze
develops and moves inland. Wind speeds below 15 knots with
seas 1-2 feet.
.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA 84 66 82 66 / 10 10 10 10
FMY 86 66 85 68 / 10 10 10 10
GIF 86 65 87 66 / 10 10 10 10
SRQ 81 65 80 65 / 10 10 10 10
BKV 86 63 85 61 / 10 10 10 10
SPG 82 67 81 66 / 10 10 10 10
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