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

40NM SW Cedar Key FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT 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 around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Saturday
East winds around 20 knots, then diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Saturday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots in the late evening and early morning, then diminishing to 10 to 15 knots toward morning. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Sunday
East winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
Monday
South winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Southwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Numerous thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Numerous thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Northwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
Wednesday
Northwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
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Last Update: 250 PM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017
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