First Alert Weather: West winds to stick around through the weekend

Sarasota, Fl (WWSB) - The circulation around Florence will bring winds out of the W-NW through the Suncoast over the weekend. This will bring the harmful impacts of red tide to area beaches.

It could also bring a brief shower or two along the coast as a convergence band tries to develop around the circulation.  With a west wind most of the storms will be inland pushing toward the E. coast.

Generally speaking we will only see a few storms as the rain chance will be 20% on Saturday and 30% on Sunday.

We will continue to monitor Isaac as it moves west through the central Caribbean.  It looks like it will weaken to a tropical depression as it pushes through the NW Caribbean. 

During this time of year however it is important to keep a close eye on whatever is left of it as it pushes toward the Western tip of Cuba.

If it were to have an influence on our weather it would Thursday or Friday.

Nothing to worry about at this time, however it is a good reminder that we still have 2 1/2 months to go before the official end of the 2018 hurricane season and you should have a plan.

The average high this time of year is 89 and low 74.  Temperatures will be fairly close to seasonal averages for high temperatures, but lows will be 4-5 degrees above average.

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