Heavy rain from the central Gulf Coast to Southeast U.S. this weekend

Heavy rain is expected from eastern Texas across the Lower Miss. Valley to the Southeast U.S. this weekend. This rain could lead to flash flooding. Meanwhile, heavy rain will also spread into the Northwest U.S., with heavy snow in the higher elevations of the Cascades and northern Rockies.
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Last Update: 334 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

6NM SE Sanibel FL

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATED FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE WILL HOLD OVER THE WATERS TODAY. A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH INCREASING SOUTHEAST WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE WATERS. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT WITH WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE WATERS LATE IN THE WEEK WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS LIKELY REDEVELOPING.

Today
East winds around 15 knots then becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tonight
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Tuesday
South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming west around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Wednesday
North winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
Wednesday Night
North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Thursday
Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
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Last Update: 334 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016
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