SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Happy Thanksgiving! It’s going to be a warm one for Florida as high pressure continues to dominate our weather. We will see winds out of the ESE on Thursday which will warm things up well above the average (77 degrees) for this time of year. Highs will be near 80 at the coast and low to mid 80′s as you push further inland. With higher humidity around it will actually feel a bit warmer as well.
Look for some cloudiness in the morning but mainly mostly sunny skies can be expected throughout much of the day. There is no threat of any significant rain but can’t rule out a few sprinkles. The rain chance is less than 20%.
Expect it to be warm again Thursday night and Friday morning with lows on Friday in the mid 60′s. Friday we will see some patchy fog and low clouds in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies through the day. High on Friday 83 degrees.
Saturday once again some early morning fog followed by partly cloudy skies during most of the day with a high of 82 and winds out of the SSW at 10 mph. The rain chance is at 10%.
Sunday we will see a mix of sun and clouds with increasing cloudiness later in the day as a cold front approaches. It will turn breezy on Sunday in advance of the cold front. Expect highs around 80 degrees. Winds will be picking up from the south and southwest at 10-15 mph. The rain chance is at 20% for some late day showers. Sunday night look for mostly cloudy skies and a 40% chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms as the front get closer to the Suncoast.
This cold front will have enough power to create a line of showers with embedded thunderstorms some of which could be strong. The timing of the squall line looks to be sometime in the mid to late morning on Monday. The rain chance is at 70%. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Monday turning windy as well. Winds will switch around to the NW at 15-20 mph with higher gusts at times.
Marine advisories will be necessary beginning Sunday afternoon and continue through Tuesday. Once the front moves through look for temperatures to get to the lowest readings this season. You will need to put away the bathing suits and grab your jackets for much of the work week. The high on Tuesday will only get into the upper 60′s. Lows on Tuesday morning will be in the low to mid 50′s.
Wednesday we should see mostly sunny skies and highs around 70. Another cold front looks to move through later in the week which will keep things cool through next weekend.
For boaters today expect winds out of the SE turning to the SW later in the day. Expect 10 knots in the morning followed by 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas1 to 2 feet with a light chop on the bays and inland waters.