Active Weather Pattern To Persist Over The Eastern U.S Into The End Of The Week

A slow moving low pressure system will continue to bring periods of rainfall from the Middle Atlantic to the Northeast U.S over the next couple of days. Some of the rainfall could be locally heavy and present some flooding concerns over the Middle Atlantic Region on Thursday.
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Last Update: 358 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

6NM SE Sanibel FL

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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.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
Synopsis: A COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED SOUTH OF THE WATERS. A SECONDARY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY WITH A FEW SPRINKLES. TIGHT GRADIENT WILL CREATE GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS OF 6 TO 8 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL HOLD OVER THE WATERS OVER THE WEEKEND.

Today
Northwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. A slight chance of sprinkles.
Tonight
Northwest winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. A slight chance of sprinkles.
Friday
North winds around 15 knots then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday Night
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Saturday
Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds around 15 knots then becoming north 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday Night
Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 358 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016
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