SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The first work week of 2021 will be cool one with temperatures slightly below average which is 71 for a high and 52 for a low. High pressure will be dominating our weather for the next 3 days. So look for generally fair skies with no chance for rain until late Thursday as a cold front begins to move in. This front will not have much moisture to work with so we will see only a 30% chance for a few passing showers mainly late Thursday through early Friday morning.
For Tuesday we will see temperatures in the mid 40′s inland and the low 50′s near the Gulf. We will see plenty of sunshine on Tuesday but with a NW wind at 10 mph we can expect highs only in the mid to upper 60′s by the early afternoon.
For Wednesday look for another chilly start with lows in the upper 40′s inland and low 50′s near the coast. Expect only a few clouds later in the afternoon with a high around 70.
Thursday we warm up out ahead of the aforementioned cold front with highs will warm into the low 70′s under partly cloudy skies. The clouds will be on the increase through the day with only a 10% chance for some scattered p.m. showers. Thursday night we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance for showers and lows in the mid to upper 50′s.
Friday a chance for some morning showers with some clearing in the afternoon and turning cooler with a high in the upper 60′s. Saturday will be colder with lows in the mid to upper 40′s. We will see generally sunny skies on Saturday with a high in the low to mid 60′s.
Sunday calls for plenty of sunshine with a high of 68 degrees. The weekend will be rain free as high pressure moves in.
For boaters expect winds out of the NW at 5-10 knots with seas running 2 feet or less. There will be a light chop on the bay and inland waters along the Suncoast.