SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Severe Storm Prediction Center has removed the Suncoast from the marginal risk for severe storms this evening. It’s was a cautionary alert due to a shifting wind out of the south that might bring a surge of humidity to the Suncoast late in the day, however, the latest data suggests the risk is very low. Most of the strong storms will remain well offshore and tend to weaken as they approach the coast. The prime time for this activity will be this evening and especially toward the overnight.
The rain chance will end early Friday and the morning commute will be rain-free. However, the winds will pick up later today and Small Craft Advisories and Rip Current advisories will be in place today and tomorrow. Gusty winds 20-25mph will linger into the morning commute. Over the weekend the cooler air will move in and temperatures will struggle to climb into the low 60′s.