SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - High Pressure is centered to our north today and into the weekend. Slightly drier air aloft has moved into the area and will limit the number of storms we get late in the afternoon and into the evening. The east wind is established now and that will impact the forecast in two ways. First it will keep the sea breeze close to the coast and second, an east wind is a warm wind. We hit 95 yesterday and today we will be as hot or hotter. A Heat Advisory is in effect for the Suncoat today for “feels like” temperatures near 110.
Long range forecast models show a deep trough of low pressure developing across the mid to eastern sections of the United States. That would likely spike the weekend rain chances and make for a wet Labor Day. Additionally, it could cause a cold front to stall across north Florida. Stalled fronts at this time of year are frequent locations for tropical development.