Excessive Heat Continues today for Portions of Central and Eastern U.S.; Change in Weather Pattern this Week

Dangerous heat and humidity continues today from portions of the Plains to the East Coast. A cold front will bring lower temperatures, and potential for strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and heavy rain that could produce flash flooding to the Central and Eastern U.S. through early this week. High pressure shifts West this week with building heat and monsoonal moisture.
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Last Update: 245 PM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

13NM WSW Ozello FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: High pressure near Bermuda continues to ridge over northern Florida. This will keep a southeast wind flow around 10 knots over the gulf coast waters for the next couple of days. Partly cloudy skies can be expected early in the day with scattered showers and storms this afternoon and again on Monday afternoon. The ridge shifts south by Tuesday as a trough moves over the eastern U.S. This will cause a shift in the winds to the southwest remaining 10 knots or less. With this pattern, the highest chances of showers and storms will be in the early morning hours, then pushing east over land by the afternoon allowing for some clearing late afternoon through the evening hours. Gusty winds, choppy seas and dangerous lightning can be expected in the vicinity of these storms.

Tonight
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday Night
West winds around 5 knots then becoming south around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers after midnight.
Wednesday
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Widespread showers in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
West winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Widespread showers in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers after midnight.
Friday
Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 245 PM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019
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