Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week.
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Last Update: 250 PM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

6NM NNW Captiva FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

Synopsis: Strong high pressure to the north will be the dominant surface feature influencing the weather over the coastal waters with gusty east-northeast winds reaching small craft advisory level at times over the next couple of days. A cold front approaches the area next week shifting winds and seas from the south by the Monday ahead of the front and rain/storm chances will be on the increase. Winds will further shift to the north-northwest by the middle of next week in the wake of this front. Drier air and decreasing rain chances expected into next week.

Tonight
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Scattered showers in the evening.
Saturday
East winds 15 to 20 knots, then diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Isolated showers in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Monday Night
South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then numerous thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming north around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
Wednesday
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the morning.
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Last Update: 250 PM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017
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