Western Heat Wave Continues; Watching the Gulf of Mexico

A dangerous heat wave will continue to bring record temperatures to much of the West through this week. A tropical disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico will likely form into a tropical depression late this week over the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday.
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Last Update: 254 PM EDT Tue Jun 15 2021

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

2NM W Sanibel FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Southwest to west winds are running around 15 knots and seas at the few reporting stations in the eastern Gulf are running between 2 and 3 feet. Do not plan to introduce headlines, but numerous showers and scattered storms this morning will produce briefly strong wind gusts and choppy seas. Southwesterly winds of 15 knots will gradually shift to southerly and diminish Wednesday and Thursday as the surface ridge of high pressure lifts northward over the waters. Showers and storms will continue over the waters, especially during the overnight and early morning hours. The area of disturbed weather in the Bay of Campeche should stay put through Wednesday or so, then lift slowly northward through the central or Western Gulf later in the week.

Tonight
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southeast around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Saturday
South winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southeast around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 254 PM EDT Tue Jun 15 2021
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