SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Expect a sun/cloud mix this afternoon, with highs topping out in the mid to upper 80′s; (average high is 85). Winds will be out of the east-southeast at 10 mph, becoming south-southwest in the afternoon and evening. The winds shift when an area of high pressure off the southeast coast of the US, gets pushed down to the southeast, thanks to a cold front coming in from the north.
As for tonight, there will be a few passing clouds, with lows in the mid to lower 70′s; (average low is 68). Winds will be west-southwest around 5 mph, then becoming calm in the later evening.
Over the next few days, the rain chance will increase when a cold front charges into Florida from the northwest. Tropical moisture will also be brought in from the southwest, due to the upper level southwesterly winds picking up the remnants of an old tropical wave in the western Caribbean, which has now moved over land. And the increasing rain chance is a much needed thing for the Suncoast, as we’re down nearly 3.5″ for the year. We need to make up as much of that as we can, so any rainfall we can get will be welcomed.
So to recap... today and most of tomorrow will be dry, but the upcoming weekend looks to be a bit wet.
Have a terrific Tuesday afternoon everyone!
Meteorologist Josh Stone