First Alert Weather: Plenty of sunshine today before weekend showers

First Alert Weather: Plenty of sunshine today before weekend showers
John Scalzi, First Alert Weather Team (Source: WWSB)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Drier air and high pressure is moving into the Suncoast and bringing with it the promise for lots of sunshine and rain free skies. Both today and tomorrow will feature similar weather with tomorrow being a bit warmer and having a few more clouds. The dry air slowly gets chipped away on Friday as moisture returns and so too do rain chances. On Friday the majority of showers or thunderstorms will form in inland locations as we will remain in a southwest wind. The southwest wind will force the sea breeze well inland and keep showers pushed back from the coast.

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Over the weekend the winds will shift to the east. This will be important as over the Memorial Day weekend the beaches tend to have increased traffic. The east wind will take inland showers, and more importantly thunderstorms, and drive them back to the coast and our beaches. This will increase the dangers associated with lightning strikes and beach activities. Remember, if you hear thunder seek shelter.

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