Tropical Storm Fay forms off coast of the Carolinas

Little impact on Suncoast

First Alert Weather - 6:00pm July 8, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The record breaking 2020 hurricane season continues to remain active with an 80% chance for the tropical disturbance over Georgia and S. Carolina to become the 6th. named storm of the year.

Looks like it could become Fay
Looks like it could become Fay (Source: WWSB)

Fortunately, it would not have much to do with our weather. It is going to keep up the W to NW wind which will mean more heat and humidity. It also means only a few coastal morning showers and thunderstorms possible with the main focus inland later in the day.

We can expect mostly sunny skies on Thursday with a 20% chance for a few morning showers near the coast and a 30% for inland storms.

There will be a slight increase in moisture on Friday but still only a 40% chance for scattered storms anticipated and those will be mainly inland.

Highs on both days will be in the upper 80′s near the beaches and low 90′s elsewhere. The heat index during the afternoon hours from noon until 6 p.m will be close to advisory levels. We are talking 105 - 108 feels like temperatures.

Over the weekend we will see more moisture move in which will increase our rain chances to 50% for scattered storms at anytime during the day but most numerous for the inland locations.

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