SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Yesterday’s cold front is now today’s warm front. As it lifts north, it is triggering off a few showers this morning, with the promise of showers and a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Rain chances are not large and many of us will stay dry. Rain chance is 30% today. The sky will be cloudy to start with a partly sunny sky later in the afternoon.
Aside from the showers, the most noticeable aspect of today’s forecast will be warmer temperatures. Highs will hit the low 80s just inland and upper 70s on the key. It will also be more humid today.
We will stay warm for two days. As the warm front lifts north today, it will take the rain chance with it and tomorrow should be rain-free but humid.
Friday is a different story. The second winter storm of the week, now moving through the deep south, will bring a cold front into the Suncoast. The front will trigger showers and possibly thunderstorms, but the risk of severe weather seems to be confined to the northern Gulf coast and north-central Florida and not the Suncoast. Timing currently seems to be late morning and early afternoon for the storms, followed by a breezy north wind that will turn it cooler in the afternoon. Highs Friday and Saturday will be in the 60s with lows in the 40s.