Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.
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Last Update: 812 PM EDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

36NM WSW Captiva FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...Small Craft Exercise Caution...

Synopsis: High pressure will build into the mid-Atlantic region and remain in place through the rest of the week, with northeast winds increasing to cautionary or advisory levels for all of the coastal waters. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Gulf waters from Englewood to the Suwannee River and including Tampa Bay through Wednesday. There could be a period of sub-advisory winds during the day, but they should then increase again Wednesday night, so the advisory may need to be extended further out in time.

Rest Of Tonight
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers early in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday Night
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Thursday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Friday Night
East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday
East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 812 PM EDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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