Cooler weather to move in behind front

Clearing out and staying breezy on Friday

First Alert Weather - 5pm March 18, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The cold front which brought some much needed rain to the Suncoast is going to sweep in some cooler and drier air for the weekend.

On Friday look for lows in the mid-60s with mostly sunny skies and winds switching to the northwest at 15 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler with highs only in the low 70s. This is only a few degrees below the average for this time of year but since we have been in the mid-to-upper 80s for the past 10 days it will feel a lot cooler.

Look for sunshine and cooler and drier air to settle in for a while
Look for sunshine and cooler and drier air to settle in for a while (Source: WWSB)

Friday night look for clear skies and cool temperatures with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s by Saturday morning. Saturday we will see mostly sunny skies in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Should be a pleasant day with a high around 75 by 1 p.m. Winds will be out of the north at 10 mph.

Sunday looks to be a bit chilly to start the day with lows once again in the mid-to-upper 50s so you may need a light jacket heading out the door. We will see partly cloudy skies with highs warming into the mid-70s.

Monday will be delightful with mostly sunny skies and a high in the upper 70s. We get back into the 80s by Wednesday with a nice work week expected under mostly sunny skies.

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For boaters on Friday expect winds out of the northwest at 15 knots and seas still up there at 3-5 feet. There will be a moderate chop on the inland waters.

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