The heat turns up through the weekend

Record warmth possible Thursday through Saturday

First Alert Weather - May 21, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - With a steady east wind and hardly a cloud in the sky we can expect temperatures to soar over the next few days. A strong high pressure at the surface and in the upper reaches of the atmosphere will dominate our weather right through the weekend and beyond.

High temperatures will be running some 5-8 degrees above average with highs in the mid 90′s from Thursday through Sunday. There will only be a very small chance for a widely scattered storm or two in the late afternoon and evening each day.

Low temperatures will be in the low to mid 70′s over the next 7 days.

For boaters expect winds out of the SE switching around to the NW later in the day as the sea breeze kicks in. Seas will be 2 feet or less with a light chop on the waters.

Stay hydrated this holiday weekend as the heat index will be approaching 100 each afternoon with lots of sunshine.

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