Unsettled in the South; Pacific Storm on the West Coast

Showers and a few strong to severe thunderstorms associated with a system in southeastern Texas. A strong and cold Pacific storm will produce heavy rain and heavy mountain snow, and strong, gusty winds for parts of the West coast. Gusty winds ahead of this system may produce critical fire weather threats in the North and Central Plains this weekend. Lake effect snows persist in the Northeast.
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Last Update: 809 PM EST Fri Mar 5 2021

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

13NM W Ozello FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A low pressure storm system will develop in the Central Gulf tonight and move over the area tomorrow for unsettled weather Saturday and colder temperatures Sunday and into the first part of next week. A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM, and additional advisory to cautionary headlines are likely to follow on subsequent forecast cycles. By mid-week, conditions will be slowly improving with benign weather returning.

Rest Of Tonight
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming northeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Saturday
Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots early in the afternoon, then increasing to around 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Showers likely early in the morning, then showers late in the morning. Rain showers likely in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Sunday
Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Sunday Night
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Monday
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Monday Night
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tuesday
Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots early in the afternoon, then increasing to around 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tuesday Night
East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Wednesday
East winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
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Last Update: 809 PM EST Fri Mar 5 2021
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