SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A cold front moves through the area overnight finally cooling things down to more seasonable temperatures for a few days. High pressure will build in and dry things out as well. The average high is 78 and low 59 we should be close to these numbers through Friday and then slightly warmer weather moves in for the weekend.
Look for lows in the low 60′s to start the day on Tuesday with mostly sunny skies. Highs will warm into the mid to upper 70′s by 3 p.m. with winds out of the NE at 10-15 mph.
It will turn windy on Wednesday with winds blowing from the NE at 15-20 mph. There will be plenty of sunshine with a high around 79 degrees.
Expect more of the same on Thursday a really nice day but breezy throughout the day.
By Friday we start to slowly see temperatures go slightly above average again with some moisture moving back in making it feel a little warmer.
The weekend is looking good with mostly sunny skies becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with a 20% chance for a passing shower or two.
The catastrophic category 5 hurricane Iota is making landfall with winds of 160 mph right into the same place as Eta did just 13 days ago as a major high end category 4 hurricane. Never in my 35 years forecasting these storms have I ever seen anything like this where two major storms hit the same area in less than 2 weeks.
Iota is the latest Atlantic calendar year Category 5 hurricane on record. Old record was November 8 by the Cuba Hurricane of 1932.
It is also the 13th hurricane of the season, normally there are usually only 6 each year.
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