Western Heat and Monsoon Continues; Increasing Moisture in the East

High pressure continues to produce excessive heat and critical fire weather conditions for portions of the west, with heavy rains and potential for flash flooding associated with the monsoons in the southwest. Meanwhile, a cold front approaching the east coast is increasing the humidity and heat index, and bringing potential for heavy rain and flash flooding.
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Last Update: 425 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

4NM SSE Saint Pete Beach Reef FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A weakening cool front will move into the southeast U.S. with the surface ridge axis shifting to south Florida setting up an increased southwesterly flow across the waters through the week. Winds and seas will be below headlines, but could be briefly higher in and near any thunderstorms.

Today
South winds around 5 knots becoming southwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday
Southwest winds around 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then numerous thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Friday
Southwest winds around 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 425 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018
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