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First Alert Weather: Cold front to bring much needed rain and isolated strong storms

Sarasota, FL (WWSB) - There is a small risk for one or two severe storms overnight for the Suncoast.

Severe Weather Chance

Only marginal chance for severe storms

An area of showers and a few thunderstorms will move into the Suncoast during the early morning hours, say from 2-5 a.m.  We could use the rain but not the severe storms.  The last time we had measurable precipitation was in early February.

Tornado Chance From Storm Prediction Center

2% chance for a quick spin-up

Conditions are marginal at best for one or two of these storms to whip up winds to nearly 60 mph. There is also only a 2% we may see a waterspout develop which could turn into a small tornado as the storms move in.

Although the chances are small for rough weather we will be staying on top of it through the morning.  Now is a good time to download our ABC7 First Alert Weather app.  I will be updating this during the overnight hours.

Rainfall Accumulation Projections

Most areas should see less than 1/2 inch

Expect much colder air to filter in once the front clears the area by Wednesday afternoon.  Skies will begin to clear somewhat by the afternoon and highs on Wednesday will be near 70 and lows to start the day on Thursday will be in the 40s!

Sunny skies expected on Thursday and Friday but temperatures will only be in the mid to upper 60s.

Saturday temperatures warm to the mid 70s and again on Sunday.  Another chance for mainly showers with a few thunderstorms comes late Sunday and early Monday.

Chief Meteorologist

Bob Harrigan

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