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Cool crisp mornings and warm and dry afternoons are in the Suncoast forecast

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 6:52 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The cold front that moved past the Suncoast this weekend is now moving into the Florida Keys. Behind it, the winds have shifted northeast and brought in dry and slightly cooler air.

For the next few mornings, the dry air will allow the temperatures to drop into the 60s. This morning we saw many lower 60s and by Wednesday we will see upper 60s. Each afternoon the high temperatures will climb into the 80s but dry air will prevent rain. Moisture will take its time to return to the forecast and it will not be until Thursday that we return a small, 20% rain chance.

A second front will approach by the weekend and reinforce the dry air. There may be enough moisture in the atmosphere to trigger a thunderstorm on Saturday as the front passes by. However, most precipitation will fall as showers, and no severe weather is suggested at this point. Rain chances will drop on Sunday as the front moves south.

The tropics are calm.

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