Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
West-southwest winds generally around 10-15 knots will prevail over the gulf coast waters as high pressure ridges over southern Florida. Daily scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm will be possible each day with the highest chances north of Tarpon Springs earlier in the day before more of the activity pushes inland. However, under the current pattern, there exists at least a small chance of showers or storms at any time. Otherwise, no headlines are expected through the period. The main hazards will continue to be associated with higher winds and seas as well as dangerous lightning associated with passing thunderstorms.
Gulf coastal waters from Bonita Beach to the mouth of the Suwannee River out to 60 NM. Important notice to mariners.marine forecasts are issued at least four times a day. Boaters on extended trips should routinely monitor subsequent forecast issuances and updates for the latest marine weather information. The wave heights are forecast as significant wave height which is the average of the highest one-third of the waves. The highest waves may rarely be twice the significant wave height. The winds and seas near thunderstorms may be higher than forecast.