First Alert Weather: Today will be the calm before the storms

First Alert Weather: Today will be the calm before the storms
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Winds will pick up today as a storm system in the panhandle slowly inches down the state and due to arrive on the Suncoast tomorrow. Most of this Saturday will be at least mostly sunny and outdoor activities should be a delight, with the caveat that it will be breezy and significantly more humid than we have seen lately. Rain showers will hold off till about sunset or a few hours before. Then you see the skies cloud up this evening you will know showers and perhaps thunderstorms are within a few hours away.

Things will get interesting tomorrow morning. A complex of strong storms will develop over the Big Bend and sink south. We will have to watch this complex closely. Tomorrow will be a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY, meaning disruptive weather will be expected and a threat of severe storms exists. Have your WWSB ABC7 weather app set to allow severe weather notifications on your phone and monitor evening and Sunday morning forecasts from the ABC7 weather team. Some of the storms tomorrow will have a small risk for gusty winds, brief tornados or waterspouts, hail, and heavy rain. The storms should be on our door step by mid-morning and linger into the afternoon.

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