First Alert Weather: One more good chance for showers before dry air moves in

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Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 3:25 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 6:45 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Just as the autumnal equinox is about to usher in the start of fall on Saturday, we get one more good chance for rain.

We really need it. As we move from September to October, our monthly rainfall amount will drop, from September’s average of 6 inches of rain to October’s 2.78 inches. And it drops even more in the months after that.

So, let’s hope that today’s promise of a 70% chance of rain will match expectations. Like yesterday, the storms will come late in the day and linger into the evening hours. We might not get as much rain as yesterday, but today will have the highest rain chance that we will see in the next 5 days.

Outside of the rains, our skies will be mostly sunny, and high temperatures seasonable, topping out near 90. The first half of the day will be sunnier than the second. The winds will generally blow out of the east.

On Friday, drier air will move in, and the chances for rain will fall. The first day of fall will be sunny and lower in humidity with winds having a gentle northerly flow. Relative humidity may fall into the low 50% range making it feel very refreshing for a day or two.