Several cold fronts will bring changing weather this week and next

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Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 9:38 AM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - High pressure will overtake a stalled front, washing it away, and setting in to motion a weather pattern ensuring sunny skies and warm temperatures for several days. Our daytime highs will be warmer than normal by as much as 8 degrees.

We will stay humid for several days as our winds will continue with a west component. But winds will also twist a bit more northerly, which should help mitigate the impact of the red tide air issues. We will still have respiratory irritation over the next few days, but it should be not as intense.

Larger weather impacts will follow later this week as a back-door cold front sinks into the area on Wednesday with a slight rain chance. Once the front moves past, high pressure builds into area and our winds will develop an easterly flow.

This will do two things. It will allow drier air to filter in and reduce humidity late in the work week. The second impact of the east wind will be to further reduce the impacts of red tide by blowing toxins out into the Gulf.

Another week cold front will pass by on Friday into Saturday with another chance for a shower and an additional shot of drier air behind the front.

A stronger cold front will approach early next week. Once the front is past to our south, our temperature will fall to normal or below. Some computer guidance suggests that next week the high temperatures could be drop to the mid-70s.

Stay tuned as we refine this aspect of the long range forecast. Don’t forget the 2 a.m. Sunday time change, when clocks move forward one hour.