Major Winter Storm System Will Bring A Variety Of Impacts To The Central, Southern, And Eastern U.S. Through The Weekend

An impactful winter storm will track from the Plains to New England through Sunday, with bitter cold behind it. Heavy snow is likely from the Corn Belt to interior Northeast, with significant ice accumulations in the Ohio Valley and New England. Farther south, heavy rain could lead to flooding in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley.
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Last Update: 913 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

3NM ENE Indian Shore Reef FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Weak high pressure over the waters will keep calm conditions in place today and tonight. Winds will increase on Saturday afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front, with scattered to numerous showers and storms expected through Sunday morning. A tight pressure gradient along and behind the front will cause an extended period of advisory level conditions late Saturday through Monday morning. Winds and seas will subside Monday as high pressure builds back in.

This Afternoon
East winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Tonight
North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming south around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
South winds around 20 knots then becoming west after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Bay and inland waters rough. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Monday
Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Monday Night
East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tuesday
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
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Last Update: 913 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019
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