SARASOTA (WWSB) - A storm system will be pushing a cold front through the Suncoast on Friday afternoon. Models continue to show a line of showers with a few isolated thunderstorms moving through the area beginning with Manatee around noon to 1 p.m. and then 2-3 p.m. through Sarasota County.
Most models are showing a weakening line of showers and storms approaching the area from the NW and moving to the SE around midday. If you are lucky enough to get some rain you could see as much as a 1/4″ to 1/2 inch.
Prior to the arrival of the front expect partly cloudy skies with increasing cloudiness as the front gets closer. It will be warm to start the day with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s to start the day. Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s.
Behind the front winds will switch to the WNW and be around 15-20 mph. We will see high pressure build in quickly over the SE U.S. and switch those winds around to the NE to E by Saturday afternoon. Temperatures behind the front are not all that cold as this system is coming from the west opposed to the NW which brings in colder air.
Saturday look for partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 80s at the beach and mid 80s elsewhere.
Sunday will be nice with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s.
The work week will be a warm one which will feel more like summer with highs near 90s inland and mid to upper 80s close to the coast.