SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Slightly drier air will reduce the rain chances for today to only 20%. There will be some storms that develop but the coverage will be much less that on a typical summer day. Timing of the storms will be similar to yesterday with later afternoon rains inland that drift to the coast in the evening. This pattern is due to the east to southeast winds across Florida. Moisture will return as early as tomorrow with increasing rain chances.
Over the weekend we will watch a cluster of storms now located near the Bahamas for possible development. This system should move parallel to the Atlantic coast line and possibly strengthen into a named storm off the Carolina coast. As this occurs, a front will sag into north Florida and direct our winds out of the southwest for the start of next work week. That pattern will favor morning showers near the coast that drift inland by afternoon.