SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The above normal temperatures will continue this week with the New Years Day high temperature closer to the record than the average. Winds will continue to be out of the northeast or east and breezy. Near perfect weather conditions to close out the year. As the winds shift south by Thursday we will see the humidity increase and some patchy morning fog may be possible. High temperatures will rise another few degrees by then and top out in the low 80′s.
The cold front we are tracking continues to slow. Models suggest that showers for the Suncoast may now arrive on Saturday evening or early Sunday morning and not be particularly strong, leaving New Year’s Eve and New Years Day dry and most of the weekend cloudy but mild.