Monday, April 22, 2013
While the week is expected to have a wet start, forecasters say a dry stretch is on the way for Bradenton.
Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the kickoff of the workweek, but forecasters say Bradenton area residents shouldn’t expect that to last long. Monday’s rains are expected to give way to a week of rising temperatures and dry conditions. “The rest of the week stays dry until next Sunday (when there’s) a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon,” said Richard Rude, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Ruskin office. Highs throughout the week are expected to climb to into the mid- to upper-80s range. Lows will only fall to the lower 60s at the lowest. While a nice week is on the horizon, residents should prepare for some potentially hazardous conditions on Monday, April 22. Rude said Monday would deliver …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The region may have escaped the worst of Isaac, which is heading toward the Florida Panhandle and Louisiana.
All tropical storm and tornado warnings have expired for the Tampa Bay area as Isaac continues to move further west over the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said Monday. The good news for Tampa Bay means bad news for the northern Gulf coast, as Isaac is expected to reach hurricane strength over the next 48 hours as it approaches the Florida Panhandle and Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center warns of significant storm surge in the northern Gulf coast region, where several tropical storm and hurricane warnings are in place. The storm was about 250 miles south of Apalachicola at 11 a.m. Monday and moving at about 14 mph. It had maximum sustained winds of up to 65 mph, forecasters said. Locally, bands of heavy rain and wind gusts are still …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Florida Keys and southern Florida are under a tropical storm watch, as Isaac approaches.
Tropical Storm Isaac is "getting better organized," as it moves northwest toward Haiti, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said Friday night. The Tampa Bay area still is within the cone of uncertainty, with Isaac projected to arrive Tuesday morning, as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm could affect plans for the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday in downtown Tampa and runs through Thursday. The New York Times reported Friday that presidential candidate Mitt Romney's nomination has been moved up two days, from Wednesday to Monday. The change will enable the process to be completed before the storm is forecast to reach the Tampa Bay area. Isaac was moving northwest at around 14 mph as of 11 p.m. Friday but is …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
High wind gusts are still expected from Tropical Storm Debby, which means the bridge remains closed, officials said.
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge remains closed to traffic Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Debby's high winds are still ingering. Sarasota, Manatee and Pinellas counties were all still under a Tropical Storm warning as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported, with maximum winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts to 50 mph expected. Motorists can check FHP’s live crash and road condition report at flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/crs_h501.htm for updates on road closures, or call 511 for the latest and most current traffic information.
Monday, June 25, 2012
A Level 1 state of emergency, the lowest declaration, is in effect as Tropical Storm Debby brings rain, winds and flooding to Florida.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon as the state deals with the effects of Tropical Storm Debby. Scott declared a Level 1 state of emergency, the lowest, which activates storm operations in all 67 counties, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Scott receieved a briefing on the storm's effects before advising Floridians "to be safe, avoid non-essential driving, pay close attention to weather reports and stay away from downed power lines," according to the Times. "I think the most important thing is, one, just use common sense. Be careful," Scott said. "If you're close to a beach, be very cautious. Look at all the beach advisories. If there's any standing water, if there's any flooding, don't drive into it. Be very…
Saturday, June 23, 2012
A tropical storm warning was issued for the Louisiana coast on Saturday, and high surf and coastal flooding advisories have been issued for the Tampa Bay area.
Tropical Storm Debby has officially formed, forecasters with the National Weather Service said Saturday afternoon, and a rainy weekend should continue for the Tampa Bay area. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Louisiana coast as Debby slowly drifts north and then west west from the center of the Gulf of Mexico. The strengthening storm is expected to bring "widespread showers with a few embedded thunderstorms" across the west coast of Florida through Monday, forecasters said. A high surf advisory was in effect for the Tampa Bay area's beaches until 8 p.m. Sunday, and a coastal flood advisory was issued for Hillsborough and Pinellas counties through 8 p.m. Monday. Forecasts warned of an increased risk of rip currents and …