SARASOTA (WWSB) - Friday is a First Alert Weather Day. The Storm Prediction Center puts the Suncoast in a slight risk for severe weather on Friday with the most likely timing being in the afternoon. Winds will begin to increase on Thursday night and there is the possibility of strong rip currents, high seas and minor coastal flooding on Friday. The main severe weather threat will be thunderstorms that contain strong gusty winds but isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out. However, for today the skies will be calm. You can expect mostly sunny conditions both today and tomorrow with warm afternoon in the mid to upper 80′s and rising humidity.
Between noon and sunset on Friday showers will likely be moving southward through the Suncoast. The strongest storms will be in the mid-afternoon. Once the line moves south drier and cooler air will move in and make for a beautiful weekend. Sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday with Easter egg hunts taking place in low humidty and cool mornings and mild afternoons with highs in the mid to upper 70′s. Winds and seas may remain elevated on Saturday but should subside on Sunday.