Very windy and cool Sunday afternoon

Good Morning Suncoast - Weekends at 6am
Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 5:30 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2022 at 9:11 AM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sunday morning thunderstorms are moving away from the Suncoast. We received reports of brief tornado activity south in Charlotte County at Gasparilla Island. Siesta Key reported 54mph straight-line winds at 6:54 am with storms there. Rain reports have been minimal, SRQ Airport only 0.01″, 0.44″ on the south side of Lakewood Ranch, 0.65″ ay Myakka City and over 1″ at Arcadia.

Westerly winds rule the rest of Sunday. Winds will be steady at 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts. A Small Craft Advisory and Gale Warning are in effect, with waves topping 11 to 13 feet, occasionally as high as 17 feet. Rough beach conditions and dangerous rip currents continue Sunday and into Monday, and the gusty winds and high surf continue.

Behind this front very cool and dry air moves in. Lows will drop to the mid 40s Tuesday and Wednesday, the coolest temperatures since last February! Then afternoon highs start the warm up Wednesday.


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