First Alert Weather: Rain chances staying low, but changes in store for weekend

Sarasota, FL (WWSB) - We will continue to see only a few isolated showers and thunderstorms over the next 2 days and most of those will be inland.

This dry air will eventually head out and then tropical moisture will move in over the weekend.  This will allow for showers and thunderstorms to become more numerous both on Saturday and Sunday.

Some of the storms over the weekend could be heavy rain makers so some minor flooding is possible.  With the ground saturated and the rivers swollen this situation will have to be closely watched.

Temperatures will be near or slightly above average over the next 7 days.  The average high for this time of year is 88 degrees.

In the tropics we continue to watch tropical storm Maria move North off the Carolina coast.  This system will continue to generate waves causing problems for the N. Carolina coast.  Maria will eventually move away from the US and head to the open waters of the Atlantic.

Lee has a small chance to become the 6th major storm of the season out in the Central Atlantic.  Lee will eventually head off to the N. and then NE out into the N. Atlantic.

Bob Harrigan

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