Rain and thunderstorms are expected from the East Coast to the Southeast

Low pressure north of the Great Lakes and an associated frontal boundary will bring rain and thunderstorms to the Great Lakes and the East Coast from Cape Cod south through the Carolinas, Southeast to the Gulf Coast. Showers and thunderstorms will develop across parts of Arizona and the Desert Southwest in the afternoon through the evening.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 418 AM EDT TUE SEP 27 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 UPDATES 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: A FRONTAL BOUNDARY TO THE NORTH WILL KEEP A WEST THROUGH NORTHWEST WIND FLOW OVER THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH FRIDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT, THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH NORTHEAST LATE FRIDAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY EACH DAY, THEN MOVING INLAND DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. OUTSIDE OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY, WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN LESS THAN 15 KNOTS AND SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS THROUGH THE PERIOD.

Today
South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Tonight
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Southwest winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Friday
North winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Saturday
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 418 AM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016
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