First Alert Weather: Another hot one on Wednesday with only a few late day showers

Sarasota, FL (WWSB) - With high pressure and dry air in place we can expect another rather dry day with only a few late day showers.

Expect a steady East wind around an area of high pressure off the Carolina coast.  This will warm things up once again with highs in the low 90s approaching record highs.

A cold front will pull up short over the Panhandle of Florida keeping us in the heat and humidity through the weekend.

A weak upper air disturbance will move in on Friday which will bring an increase in our rain chances through the weekend.  It does not appear that we will see a wash out, but a few more afternoon and evening storms will be seen across the Suncoast over the weekend.

Highs will be running a few degrees above the average which is 86 degrees for this time of year.

In the tropics we continue to watch Ophelia way out in the Atlantic which is expected to move ENE in the future and could become a hurricane on Wednesday.

Elsewhere in the tropics all remains quiet for now.

Bob Harrigan

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