Weak cold front still on track for Sunday

Above average temperatures through Saturday
Slightly cooler and drier air moves in Sunday
Slightly cooler and drier air moves in Sunday(WWSB)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 8:44 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Typically it’s the just after the second week in October that we see our first real cold front and right on cue, one will be moving through this weekend. This one however will not be all that strong but what it will do is bring in some much drier air to make it feel a lot more comfortable for a few days.

Friday, however, will be another toasty one with a heat index in the mid-90s by 2 p.m. and it stays above 90 through 6 p.m. There will be plenty of sunshine on Friday with only a 10% chance for a stray late-day shower. Winds will be out of the east at 5-10 mph and switching around to the northwest later in the day.

Saturday we will still see generally sunny skies with a high in the upper 80s. The rain chance on Saturday is once again only 10%. Winds will be out of the south-southeast at 5-10 mph.

Sunday morning, the cold front will move in bringing a slight increase in cloudiness but not much rain due to the fairly dry air out ahead of this front. Winds will switch around to the northwest and pick up slightly during the morning hours. Those winds will quickly switch around to the northeast later in the day. It will be nice on Sunday afternoon with slightly cooler temperatures with highs in the mid-80s as opposed to the low 90s. With the dry air expected to move in behind the front the heat index will not be a factor.

Monday we start off much cooler with lows in the mid-60s for most and right around 70 at the coast. It will feel really nice to start the day. It will be mostly sunny on Monday with highs in the mid-80s.

Cold front for Sunday
Cold front for Sunday(wwsb)

Tuesday look for more of the same with a nice cool start and a pleasant afternoon with highs in the mid-80s.

By Wednesday some low level moisture starts to move back in and temperatures start to warm once again with a high in the upper 80s. The rain chance is at 30% for some late-day showers.

For boaters look for winds out of the east on Friday at 5-10 knots turning to the northwest later in the afternoon. Seas will be 2 feet or less with a light chop.

Not much in the tropics with only one area of concern well east of the Bahamas and is moving to the east, and only has a 10% chance of developing.

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