First Alert Weather: Friday, September 11, 2020 - Tropical Wave to move over South Florida over the weekend prompting a Flood Watch for coastal locations

An additional 1-4 inches of rain possible through Sunday for parts of the Suncoast

First Alert Weather: Friday, September 11, 2020 - Tropical Wave to move over South Florida over the weekend prompting a Flood Watch for coastal locations
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -

It’ll be mostly sunny to start the day with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms developing during the afternoon and lasting into the evening hours. Areas along the coast picked up 2-4 inches of rain yesterday and with saturated soils it won’t take long for localized flooding to occur. A ‘Flood Watch’ is in effect from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning for coastal locations as a Tropical Wave is scheduled to move across South Florida bringing multiple rounds of heavy rain. Temperatures will top out in the low 90s with feels-like temperatures as high as 103 degrees. Winds will be out of the east northeast shifting to the northwest at 5-10 mph.

First Alert Weather Friday Morning 6:30 AM

A few lingering showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible before midnight, otherwise skies will be mostly cloudy with overnight lows falling into the mid-70s. Winds will be out of the east at 5-10 mph.

Beach and Boating Forecast

Seas will be less than 2-feet with a light chop on bay and inland waters. Use caution this afternoon as thunderstorms are expected to develop off the sea breeze.

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