SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Active radar can be expected for the next three days in the morning hours across the Suncoast. Deep tropical moisture at all levels of the atmosphere will combine with warm temperatures and a west wind to drive showers and thunderstorms onto the coast from Gulf waters. Timing of the storms remain unchanged with the coast seeing overnight and early morning storms and inland locations then getting storm development in the early and late afternoon and early evening. Severe weather is not forecast and main hazard remains the lightning and periods of heavy downpours impacting roadways.
Development of two systems in the tropics continues. One system is moving through the eastern Caribbean with heavy rain storms. There will be little development for about two days, but then the system will move into the western Caribbean where conditions will be favorable for development. This system will move toward the Yucatan. At present, it appears the system will indirectly increase rain chances for the Suncoast by the end of the weekend. The second system is at least 10 days away from any possible impacts for Florida. At this time it is developing and may become a tropical depression or storm within days. As always, any potential storm on this track needs to be watched.