SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - After a couple of chilly mornings here along the Suncoast, things are going to be heating up as we move closer to the weekend. On Wednesday, lows will be close to average for this time of year which is 56 degrees. On Wednesday we will see clear skies with just a few fair-weather cumulus clouds by the afternoon along with highs in the upper 70s to low 80′s inland. Should be great weather for spring training games.
High pressure is going to stay put east of Florida which will keep skies generally fair through the day and turn our winds to the east-southeast which will slowly bring up the humidity which has been really low lately. That is what has been feeling so nice, the low humidity which has been in the 30 percent to 40 percent range over the past couple of days.
So from Thursday through Monday we can expect mostly sunny skies in the morning with just a puffy clouds later in the day. Highs will range from the upper 70s on the beach and low-to-mid 80s as you move inland. There will be no chance for rain through Tuesday.
Looks like we will not be as lucky on St. Patrick’s Day as a storm system is going to start to move in. On Wednesday of next week we will see clouds along with a chance for some much needed rain. Temperatures will stay mild with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. The rain chances stay high on Thursday morning as a cold front moves through. Some of those storms could be strong. It is still a long way off and the timing and the intensity is yet to be nailed down at this point.
Until then enjoy the beautiful weather here along the Suncoast.
This weekend we begin Daylight Saving Time which means you have to spring forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. If you forget you will be late for your tee time or church on Sunday.
For boaters look for winds out of the East at 15 knots subsiding to 10 in the afternoon. Seas will be running 1-2 feet with a moderate chop.