A little taste of Fall to start the day on Saturday with a low in the low to mid 60′s. With plenty of sunshine we warm up into the mid 80′s by the mid afternoon. The good news is that the humidity will stay low and so it will be a comfortable 85 degrees. Skies will be sunny with no threat of any
One good thing that Zeta is doing is sweeping a cold front our way overnight which will be a nice break to the extreme heat and humidity as of late.After a week of record warmth with high temperatures in the low 90′s and “feels like” readings in the triple digits it will be nice to see more fall li
Zeta is looking to gain hurricane status once again in the very near future as it moves over warm waters in the south central Gulf of Mexico over the next 12 hours. It’s going to make landfall near SE Louisiana or near Mississippi tomorrow late afternoon as a category 1 hurricane with sustained win
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - It has been an wild year for everything this year including tropical cyclones. We have seen 26 named storms and an amazing 11 hurricanes. We have also had 11 named storms make landfall into the the continental U.S.But the most wild thing about all the storms this year is th
This is the time of year we normally see cold fronts moving through every couple of weeks but not this crazy year of 2020.A weak cold front will drift through the area late Friday and will not chill us out much. We will see only a slight increase in cloudiness late Friday along with a slight chan
Well that was fast! We now have 3 areas of concern that the First Alert Weather team is watching right now. All of them have a small chance of developing over the next 5 days, less than 30%. Disturbance 1 or 93L is located near the Lesser Antilles and only has a 10% chance as it moves to the WNW a
Not much chance for rain through Thursday as some dry air in the mid to upper levels of the atmosphere remain overhead.Temperatures will stay slightly above average through Friday morning and then back down to more seasonable readings by the weekend.
The rain is gone for now and only a slight chance for some showers with the next cold front due to move through on Friday.This front will not chill things out too much but it will be a little cooler over the weekend. Temperatures will be above average through Thursday. The average high is 86 de
2020 the year that keeps bringing bad news will continue to do that for the people in Lake Charles LA. Electricity has just been restored to 100% of the people who live there on Monday from hurricane Laura 6 weeks ago.
Delta has calmed down a bit to a category 1 hurricane with winds of 85 mph but those winds are expected to get back up to 115 mph as early as Friday morning as it moves over some warm deep water in the west central Gulf. Storm surge will be the biggest threat as it makes landfall into the Louisiana
Can you imagine two major hurricanes making landfall in the basically the same area in just under 2 months. That may happen in SW Louisiana later this week.Major hurricane Delta will move into the south central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after it passes over the Yucatan and then onto toward
With the tropics heating up again it’s a good time to remind everyone “it’s not over till it’s over” as the late great Yogi Berra once said.The official end of this crazy 2020 hurricane season is November 30th so we still have just under 2 months to go before the official end.
A tropical disturbance over the NW Caribbean will stay to our south over the weekend as it moves over the Yucatan and into the SW Gulf of Mexico. This system has a really good chance of becoming the next named storm soon.
we are now monitoring two areas for the possibility of developing. Tropical disturbance number 1 is south of Jamaica and is moving to the WNW. This now has a really good chance (70%) of developing into a tropical depression on Saturday and into a possible named storm over the weekend.
The much advertised cold front is due to arrive overnight and push through most of our area by Sunrise on Wednesday. There will still be some cloudiness in the morning especially in Charlotte and S. Sarasota Counties but we can expect some clearing skies and cooler weather to hang around through Fr
That didn’t take long. The heat and humidity are back for a few days before the next cold front on Wednesday. We will see mostly sunny skies in the morning on Friday with a little warmer start than we have been seeing lately. Lows on Friday will be in the mid 70′s for most everywhere.
One more morning of this nice early fall weather then the humidity climbs back up to summer levels by the weekend. High pressure will get bumped to our SE and this will switch our winds around to the SE and this change in direction from the east to the southeast will give us a better chance for s
At least the sweat factor has gone down unlike the temperatures. The average temperature for Tuesday was just one degree below average. I think because the summer heat was so unbearable this year that the big drop in humidity got everyone in a better mood for a little while anyway.
The autumnal equinox, which translates to “equal night” officially starts at 09:31 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 22nd. That is when the sun’s direct rays are shining right on the equator and everyone has 12 hours of darkness and naturally 12 hours of light as well.
We are well ahead of the pace of 2005 hurricane season when we saw a record 28 named storms that year. On this date in 2005 we were watching the 16th named storm today we are now watching the 22nd tropical depression of this season.
As Sally slowly fades over the Southeast U.S. another tropical system may pop up in the western Gulf of Mexico. The chances of that happening have increased dramatically over the past 24 hours.There is a 70% chance for it to develop into the 21st named storm of the season. Long range models are
With Sally slowing down to a snails pace south of Alabama we can expect the clouds to hang around here through Wednesday.We will also see showers and thunderstorms rolling in from the Gulf pinwheeling around Sally as it drifts northward at less than 10 miles an hour.
The Suncoast has dodged another bullet as Sally takes aim on the northern Gulf coast states Tuesday.It has been an active year to say the least. So far there has been 20 named storms this season in the Atlantic basin and we are on pace to surpass the record setting year of 2005 when there were 28
Hurricane warnings are now up for parts of the northern Gulf coast from Louisiana to Mississippi as Sally is getting more organized in the Gulf. Sally is now tapping into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico this morning.