SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The pattern of a east wind light enough to allow for a strong sea-breeze in the afternoon will continue today. Moisture in the atmosphere and heating into the 90′s will combine with the sea-breeze to trigger showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening that are slow movers and will produce lots of rainfall. Watch for the storms to impact inland evening drive time today and tomorrow. The pattern are in this week may begin to shift a bit next week as high pressure sinks south and our winds turn from southeast to a more westerly direction. This is a pattern that brings morning showers near the coast and inland storms in the afternoon.
Tropical activity continues favor calm weather for the Suncoast. Tropical Depression 11 has not developed into a tropical storm yet, but is still forecast to do so as it moves into a favorable environment. But strengthening will not last long. Winds in a few days are forecast to become hostile to tropical systems and Tropical Depression 11, possibly becoming Josephine, will rapidly weaken.