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Subtropical Storm Ana forms in the Atlantic!

Published: May. 22, 2021 at 9:16 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Welcome Subtropical Storm Ana, way out in the Atlantic, near Bermuda. Ana should die down quickly before it has any chance to really develop. A second disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico already moved onshore in Texas, ending any chance for tropical storm development. It will bring heavy rains to Texas for the weekend. Fortunately, La Nina has officially ended, which should lead to a less active hurricane season than 2020′s record year. La Nina conditions tend to increase the number of hurricanes, as we saw in 2020. But still, a slightly above-average season is likely for 2021.

Our Saturday weather is another windy, hot and dry day. Fire Weather Warnings are in effect through 8 PM Saturday. Winds will get a little lighter on Sunday and next week. A strong High Pressure area over the southeastern US has kept us with very gusty east winds. But that High gradually weakens of the weekend and next week. That let’s us get back our sea breeze: Light east winds in the morning, becoming an onshore westerly breeze in the afternoon. And that sea breeze will bring back our dew points into the low 70s by the end of the week. So a more humid feel is back for Memorial Weekend. That will bring back the chance for a few afternoon pop up showers, mainly east of I-75. But no major storms heading our way for now.

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