SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Over the next few days our shifting winds will increase humidity and daytime high temperatures. Even today our temperatures will run a degree or two warmer than yesterday. This will take our daytime high to very near the 80 degree mark. Winds will be breezy, especially offshore, but increase as we get closer to the weekend and a front aproaches. At that time our winds will turn south and increase. Boaters who have planned a New Years Day on the water should monitor the forecasts as winds will likely be increasing to the point where an advisory may be issued. On New Years Day the high will be in the low 80′s. The record on January 1 is 85, which we will not hit, but we will be closer to the record than the average, which will be about 10 degrees cooler.
Saturday should be nice with only an uptick in cloud cover and wind speeds. The dry skies will give way to the chance for rain in the second half of the day and into early Sunday morning before the weather turns cooler. For the first half of the week the temperatures will be slightly below normal with highs in the mid to upper 60′s and lows in the upper 40′s to mid 50′s.