First Alert Weather: Only a few isolated thunderstorms expected on Thursday

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - With high pressure positioned right over the top of the Suncoast we can expect slow moving thunderstorms to develop along the sea breeze as it moves inland during the mid afternoon.  The rain chance will stay low for coastal locations 20%  but 30% inland mainly E. of I-75.

This pattern of mainly inland storms will continue through Saturday and then a slight shift on Father's day as high pressure will be off the Carolina Coast which will bring a little better chance of the storms moving toward the coast later in the day.

Now the storms that do develop will produce some locally heavy rain, like we saw today in Central Manatee County.  Doppler estimates showed over 2 inches of rain near Tara up to Heritage Harbor.  This caused some localized flooding problems for a short period of time there.

Highs will be in the mid 80's near the coast and near 90 inland.  Lows will be in the mid 70s.

Bob Harrigan

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