Southwest and Central FL Area Forecast Discussion

The area forecast discussion is issued from the NWS Tampa office and covers 15 counties across West Central and Southwest Florida, from Levy County to Lee County and east to Polk and Highlands Counties

FXUS62 KTBW 232318
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
618 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

...New UPDATE, AVIATION...

.UPDATE...
Issued at 610 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

A line of showers associated with a cold front, currently
impacting the nature coast will continue to move south over the 
area. Elevated winds ahead of the front will shift and diminish
some behind the front, before increasing once again tomorrow
afternoon. Dry, cool air moves into the are for the weekend, then
temperatures increases into next week. Conditions likely remain
rain free for the week. 

&&

.AVIATION...
(00Z TAFS)
Issued at 610 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

MVFR/IFR conditions possible as the line of showers associated 
with the cold front moves over terminals. Otherwise, VFR prevails. 
SW winds will begin to diminish this evening and shift more NW 
tonight/tomorrow behind the front. Winds become gusty once again 
tomorrow afternoon. 

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
TPA  58  70  49  68 /  50   0   0   0 
FMY  60  74  50  74 /  50   0   0   0 
GIF  56  72  47  71 /  50   0   0   0 
SRQ  59  71  50  71 /  50   0   0   0 
BKV  51  70  41  69 /  30   0   0   0 
SPG  59  68  55  68 /  50   0   0   0 

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
Gulf waters...None.

&&

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UPDATE/AVIATION...Pearce