SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) -
A line of vigorous thunderstorms rumbled along the entire length of the Suncoast late Sunday as the typical summertime Gulf sea breeze collided with advancing moisture from the Atlantic.
The weather pattern that created those storms is likely to stay in place for the remainder of this week, but there is likely to be a little less chance we will see so many of those storms on Monday.
A strong ridge of high pressure stretching from Bermuda to the Southeast is creating a brisk easterly wind flow over Florida. Those Atlantic breezes carry moisture across the state, which occasionally collides with a late-day sea breeze moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico.
That classic pattern is what provides us with the afternoon and evening thunderstorms that can often cool us off in July and August after a very warm day. It looks like this is what will be in store for us during the remainder of this week.
While many areas of the Suncoast are suffering from the effects of red tide, if you can find one without those conditions high temperatures this afternoon will be near 90 degrees with very warm Gulf waters.