Rain likely as we move into the weekend

Chilly start to Friday

First Alert Weather - 6pm March 4, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Skies will be clear overnight and through the day on Friday. Lows to start the day on Friday will be in the mid-50s for most everyone a few degrees cooler along the coast. Look for sunny skies throughout the day. Winds will be out of the northeast at 5 to 10 mph switching to the east later in the day.

Clouds will be on the increase as we move into the Saturday as an area of low pressure begins to move in from the west. On Saturday, we wake up with clouds and temperatures in the low 60s. The rain chances go up considerably by midday as the low moves through Central Florida. The high on Saturday will warm into the low 70s before the rain moves in. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10-15 mph. The rain chance is at 70% for Saturday.

Large low pressure to bring clouds and rain Saturday
Large low pressure to bring clouds and rain Saturday (Source: wwsb)

By Saturday evening, expect a chance for a few showers up until 7 p.m. and then clearing and turning chilly by Sunday morning. The low on Sunday will be in the low 50s and with the wind out of the north at 15 to 20 mph it will feel much colder. There will be plenty of sunshine on Sunday with highs only around 72.

Monday we begin the warming trend with mostly fair skies expected and highs in the mid-70s under mostly sunny skies. From Tuesday through Thursday we will see generally sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and no real threat of any rain.

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For boaters look for winds out of the northeast at 5-10 knots to start the day on Friday with winds switching around to the northwest at 10 knots by early afternoon. Seas will be 2 feet or less with a light chop on the waters.

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