Potential for Severe Weather and Heavy Rain in the South this Weekend

A low pressure system moving across the southern Gulf States will bring a threat of isolated severe thunderstorms containing hail and damaging winds this weekend. Fire Weather threats remain elevated for portions of western Texas and along the New Mexico border on Saturday. Cooler than normal temperatures continue in the east, while above normal temperatures are forecast for the west coast.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 347 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

11NM WNW Captiva FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A stationary frontal boundary across the central waters will gradually dissipate today. High pressure will build over the mid Atlantic coast tightening the pressure gradient across the coastal waters with increasing easterly winds today and tonight...with advisory levels winds possible at times...mainly over the northern and central waters. A cold front will approach the waters Sunday night and Monday with an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Today
East winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday
East winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
Monday Night
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 347 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018
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