First Alert Weather: Heat Advisory for the Suncoast

First Alert Weather: Heat Advisory for the Suncoast
John Scalzi, First Alert Weather Team (Source: WWSB)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -A Heat Advisory has been issued for the Suncoast. It is expected that Heat Indexes will reach 106 to 110 between noon and 6pm today, which will increase the risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke. These warm temperatures will last for several days and Heat Advisories will likely be issued again tomorrow. Air temperatures will be in the mid-90′s till the end of the work week. The cooling afternoon showers will occur late in the day and only build across inland areas of Hardee and DeSoto. By the end of the week the showers will be closer to the coast.

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The Saharan Dust has now made it’s way to the Gulf and will continue to spread it’s highest concentrations into Texas. You can expect some nice sunsets coming up this week as the dust scatters the light of the setting sun and fills the sky with color. The dust can also effect air quality and those with compromised respiratory systems and very young children need to be aware of the air quality index into the weekend.

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