SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The chilly blast of cold cloudy weather is slowly coming to an end as high pressure is slowly building from the west over Florida. We will see an area of low pressure off the Carolina coast start to weaken and push to the northeast away from Florida taking the clouds and cold with it.
With the storm system moving away and high pressure building in we can anticipate much more sunshine which will translate to warmer temperatures through the work week. i would not be surprised to see the temperatures approach 90 degrees for inland locations by Thursday.
We start off with partly cloudy skies on Tuesday with temperatures around 60 at sunrise. We will warm up into the mid-70s at the beaches with upper 70s away from the water in places like Lakewood Ranch.
Wednesday we will see mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s for most and upper 70s at the beach. Winds will be out of the east-southeast at 10 mph.
For Thursday it turns a little breezy here as a major storm moves across the lower Mississippi Valley. This storm system will bring severe weather and tornadoes from Texas through Tennessee. This storm will stay well to our north and should not have much of an impact on our weather other than keeping us in a southerly flow which will keep the temperature and the humidity up through the weekend.
Friday through Sunday look for partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 80s near the coast and mid-to-upper 80s inland with a few places reaching 90 degrees.
For boaters look for winds out of the northeast at 10 knots to start the day and subside to 5 knots later in the afternoon. Seas will be less than 2 feet with a light chop.