Bundle up this weekend as colder air settles in

Warmer by Monday afternoon

First Alert Weather - 6pm January 8, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - It’s going to feel like Winter this weekend unlike the past weekend when temperatures soared into the low 80′s. It’s going to be a chilly weekend with high temperatures struggling to get into the 60′s both Saturday and Sunday.

With high pressure moving in we can expect skies to be generally sunny both Saturday and Sunday with some additional clouds moving in late Sunday in advance of the next storm system. A small craft advisory is in effect for Suncoast waters due to the WNW winds at 15 - 20 knots and seas running 5-7 feet. The advisory is expected to expire by 10 a.m. Saturday afternoon.

Saturday night winds will begin to switch around to the NNW which will bring the chill out for the Suncoast. Lows on Sunday will be the coldest of the year thus far for 2021. We are looking at lows in the upper 30′s away from the water and mid 40′s near the coast come Sunday morning.

Cold start to your Sunday
Cold start to your Sunday (Source: WWSB)

Sunday starts off sunny and cold with a few clouds pushing in later in the day with a high of 63 degrees which is about 8 degrees below the average.

Monday clouds will be on the increase in advance of another storm system moving in from the Gulf. Monday we start off chilly with lows in the mid to upper 40′s for most and near 50 along the coast. Winds will veer to the SE and then S with highs back into the low 70′s by the afternoon.

By Monday night skies stay a bit cloudy with a slight chance for a few showers mainly late Monday and early Tuesday morning. Tuesday calls for variable cloudiness and a 20% chance for a passing shower. The high on Tuesday 72 degrees.

Wednesday we will see breezy conditions with partly cloudy skies and high in the upper 60′s.

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