SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A southerly wind on Friday will bump our temperatures back into the 70′s by afternoon, but the morning will remain cool. Jackets or sweaters will be required by some as they head out the door for work or school as temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40′s near the coast and low 40′s and upper 30′s well inland. These temperatures are about 10 degrees warmer. Lots of sunshine and the south wind will rapidly warm us to near 70 by lunch and mid 70′s by afternoon. Winds will be breezy out of the south.
With the warm south flow of air over colder Gulf waters there will be the potential for sea fog tomorrow morning. After it mixes out we get a mostly sunny sky and mild temperatures. Later in the afternoon when clouds begin to build our rain chance will increase. Watch for the maximum rain chance overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning as the cold front approaches. There is the chance for thunderstorms, but severe weather is not anticipated. Total rainfall will be in the half inch range in the heavier pockets. Things should start to settle down and clear by late Sunday as the front sinks south and stalls. The front returns Monday as a warm front with another chance for showers.