Thursday, April 4, 2013
The tornado watch expires at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Torrential rains are also expected throughout Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Pinellas and Hillsborough counties until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Other counties included in the watch are Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte and Manatee. The Weather Service also issued a special statement about strong thunderstorms in the area. "Gusty winds of 35 to 45 mph will occur," the weather service reported. "Torrential rains will reduce visibility to near zero and will cause ponding of water on roadways." Thursday's storms also bring the risk of "damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes and frequent dangerous lightning strikes," the weather service said. According to the National Weather Service, winds will increase the small craft advisory level and remain elevated through …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The weather service has extended a moderate risk of rip currents through Tuesday.
Update The National Weather Service has extended warnings through Tuesday. The NWS has issued a moderate risk of rip currents through Tuesday. According to the NWS, wind and waves on the offshore Gulf waters have diminished some, reducing the threat of high surf and a high risk of rip currents. Earlier If you are planning on visiting the Gulf or other local waterways in Pinellas County Monday, the National Weather Service is advising you to take precautions as cooler temps and high winds moved into the area. Strong currents and dangerous surf conditions have forced the weather service to issue high surf and beach hazards warnings. Those warnings do not expire until 8 p.m. Monday. The weather service said there is a high risk of strong …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Expect thunder showers, gusting winds and rough seas this morning.
Grab an umbrella, if you're going outside this morning. A narrow band of thunderstorms is headed toward the Tampa Bay area. The storm will bring gusting winds, thunder showers and rough seas. But the skies may clear by this afternoon. Once they clear out, temperatures are expected to dip into the 60s. Thursday and Friday will be clear, but storms may move back into the region by this weekend. For a complete look at Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg weather, visit the National Weather Service online.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Weather Service is reporting a high risk of rip currents and a high surf today across West, Central and Southwest Florida.
Tampa Bay boaters and beach goers are being warned of coastal hazazrds that include the risk of rip currents, high surf and rough seas. The cold temps definitely are not a day for sun bathing but wind surfers might consider this ideal weather. They may want to reconsider. The forecast is for rough surf, large breaking waves and strong undertows. The National Weather Service is warning that a high pressure system and strong northwest winds over the Gulf of Mexico may result in rip currents and long-shore currents. The hazard warning extends to 7 p.m. tonight for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Beach goers are urged to use extreme caution and to heed lifeguard warnings.