Calm Midweek, Before Weekend Winter Storm?

The weather pattern remains mostly quiet midweek but this may change by the weekend as confidence is increasing on a winter storm along the East Coast. On Wednesday, expect below normal temperatures for the Eastern half of the U.S., locally heavy snow in the southern Rockies and High Plains, showers and isolated thunderstorms in Florida and air stagnation issues in the Northwest.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM (GMZ856) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM (GMZ856)
Issued by: National Weather Service Tampa Bay, FL
Last Update: 355 AM EST Wed Jan 26 2022


Today: Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east late in the morning, then becoming northeast and increasing to around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight: Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.

Thursday: Northeast winds around 15 knots becoming north around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate chop.

Thursday Night: North winds around 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots late in the evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate chop.

Friday: North winds around 10 knots becoming northwest early in the afternoon, then increasing to around 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. a chance of showers in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Northwest winds around 15 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots. Seas building to 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet. Bay and inland waters rough. A chance of showers in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

Saturday: Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet. Bay and inland waters rough.

Saturday Night: North winds around 20 knots diminishing to around 15 knots toward morning. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.

Sunday: North winds around 15 knots diminishing to around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.



Zone Forecast: Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM (GMZ856)

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