Tampa Bay Marine Forecast
|Rest Of Tonight...Northwest Winds 20 Knots. Bay And Inland Waters Choppy.|
|Tuesday...North Winds Around 20 Knots Diminishing To Around 10 Knots In The Afternoon. Bay And Inland Waters A Moderate Chop.|
|Tuesday Night...Northeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots Increasing To Around 15 Knots Toward Morning. Bay And Inland Waters A Moderate Chop.|
|Wednesday...Northeast Winds Around 15 Knots Diminishing To 5 To 10 Knots In The Late Morning And Afternoon. Bay And Inland Waters A Moderate Chop.|
|Wednesday Night...East Winds Around 10 Knots. Bay And Inland Waters A Light Chop.|
|Thursday...East Winds Around 10 Knots. Bay And Inland Waters A Light Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers In The Afternoon.|
|Thursday Night...East Winds Around 10 Knots. Bay And Inland Waters A Light Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers.|
|Friday...East Winds Around 5 Knots Then Becoming Northeast Late In The Afternoon. Bay And Inland Waters Smooth. A Slight Chance Of Showers.|
|Friday Night...North Winds Around 10 Knots. Bay And Inland Waters A Light Chop. A Slight Chance Of Showers.|
|Saturday...Northwest Winds Around 10 Knots. Bay And Inland Waters A Light Chop.|
| Gulf coastal waters from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River out 60 NM - GMZ800|
730 PM EST Mon Nov 30 2020
Breezy northwest winds expected into Tuesday as high pressure builds into the region, resulting in Small Craft Advisory conditions through much of Tuesday before diminishing. Easterly flow returns Wednesday into Thursday as the surface high moves to our north and over the western Atlantic. A weak system approaching the area late in the week could bring a few showers, otherwise expect winds shifting northerly over the weekend as high pressure returns.
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
831pm EST Monday Nov 30 2020
Added high surf advisory for Charlotte and Lee counties. Also extended the expiration time to 7pm Tuesday for all coastal counties being impacted by high surf.
.Prev /issued 732pm EST Monday Nov 30 2020/
UPDATE... Added small craft advisory for the Tampa Bay waters and Charlotte Harbor through tomorrow morning.
Prev /issued 720pm EST Monday Nov 30 2020/
FOR THE EVENING The cold front that moved across the Florida west central and southwest Florida has pushed well south of the forecast area. Canadian high pressure is building over the region in the wake of the front with colder drier air advecting across the area. The airmass contrast to the very warm conditions of the past several weeks will make for an abrupt and noticeable change as temperatures drop into the mid to upper 30s north...in the 40s central...and the upper 40s to lower 50s south overnight. Northwest winds of 10 to 15 MPH will make it feel even colder. Considerable cloudiness remains over the region at this time, and cold air advection over the warm waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico will create a large area of cold air strato-cu which will advect onshore given the west northwest trajectories off the water. However inland areas well away from the coast may clear later tonight. As winds begin to veer a bit on Tuesday, strato-cu cigs will be confined to over the water and possibly along portions of the immediate coast, with skies becoming sunny elsewhere. Temperatures will struggle to climb into the mid to upper 50s north...upper 50s to around 60 central...and the lower to mid 60s south.
Tight gradient over the coastal waters will continue to produce advisory level winds and seas tonight...with rather rough conditions for boaters. Winds and seas will gradually begin to subside Tuesday and Tuesday night...however area beaches will be impacted by high surf and strong rip currents through Tuesday.
NOAA Tampa FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...High Rip Current Risk through Tuesday evening for Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-Coastal Manatee- Coastal Sarasota-Pinellas.
High Surf Advisory until 7pm EST Tuesday for Coastal Charlotte- Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-Pinellas.
Freeze Watch from late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning for Coastal Citrus-Coastal Levy-Inland Citrus-Inland Hernando-Inland Levy-Sumter.
Gulf waters...Small Craft Advisory until 1pm EST Tuesday for Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM- Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM- Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM- Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM.
Small Craft Advisory until 9am EST Tuesday for Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-Tampa Bay waters.