Chilly start again on Wednesday

A little warmer Thursday

First Alert Weather - 6pm January 5, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - With a zephyr out of the north on Wednesday temperatures will be below average to start the day with lows in the mid 40′s away from the water and in the low 50′s near the coast. We will once again see plenty of sunshine on Wednesday as high pressure remains in control over the SE U.S.

This ridge of high pressure will begin to slip off into the Atlantic on Thursday which will turn the winds more to the ENE which will warm things up a bit on Thursday with highs back into the low 70′s which is typical for this time of year.

Chance for rain late Thursday through early Fri. A.M.
Chance for rain late Thursday through early Fri. A.M. (Source: WWSB)

As this high moves out we will begin to see some increase in cloudiness on Thursday in advance of a cold front. Skies should still be partly cloudy though much of the day on Thursday becoming mostly cloudy Thursday night through early Friday morning. We will see a few showers possible late Thursday night through the early morning on Friday as well. There really isn’t much moisture to work with when this front drives through so don’t count on a lot of rainfall.

Friday skies will slowly clear out and winds will once again shift to the NW and pick up in intensity which will usher in some cooler weather for the weekend. So on Friday we will see partly cloudy skies by the afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 60′s and winds whipping up to 15-20 mph.

Saturday morning we start off cold with lows in the mid to upper 40′s once again with plenty of sunshine through the day as high pressure builds back in behind the front. It will be a dry weekend but a cool one. The high on Saturday will be around 65 and on Sunday 67 degrees.

We are in a fast moving pattern right now with another storm system developing in the Gulf and moving into our area late Monday into the early Tuesday of next week. This system will bring a chance for showers later in the day on Monday which may carry into the Tuesday morning.

Boating weather will be nice on Wednesday turning much windier for Friday as the winds shift to the NW. On Wednesday expect winds out of the N at 10 knots and seas running less than 2 feet with a light chop on the bays and inland waters.

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