Staying hot and mostly dry next couple of days
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - There will be a wind shift beginning late Friday as a trough of low pressure moved in over North Florida. This will bring a SW wind pattern to the area, which means we should expect warm and muggy nights ahead.
We will also see the heat index get into the mid-to-upper 90′s over the next several days.
The rain chances will stay low through Saturday with only a 20% chance for passing showers and isolated thunderstorms. Sunday those rain chances go up to 30% near the coast and 40% well inland.
With this changing wind, we will also see a timing change with the storms. During the late morning and early afternoon, we will see the scattered storms near the coast, and then those will push inland toward the east coast of Florida during the late afternoon and evening.
This pattern for coastal morning and early afternoon storms will stay with us through Tuesday of next week. Our rain chances will also go up considerably beginning Monday as some more moisture moves in.
Friday look for mostly sunny skies in the morning with only a few clouds in the afternoon. The rain chance is only 20% for a few passing showers or an isolated thunderstorm.
Saturday look for similar conditions as there will only be a slight chance for some rain. It will feel a lot warmer due to the higher humidity.
Sunday we will see a slight increase in our rain chances at 30% for a few pop-up showers at any time during the day. The high will near 90 degrees.
Monday through Wednesday of next week, we will see a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms as some tropical moisture moves in over the Suncoast.
For boaters, expect winds out of the SW at five to 10 knots and seas running less than two feet with a light chop on the waters.
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