Winds will whip around to the NW at 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph once the front moves through early Weds. morning. A small craft advisory is in effect for Suncoast waters through 11 a.m. Wednesday.
There has been a lot of violations of the 6 ft. rule and groups less than 10 on some of the sandbars and islands on Suncoast waters lately. Thus Governor DeSantis, has released an executive order for boaters for Florida.
It has been the best spring break weather I can remember with no rain recorded at the Sarasota/Bradenton airport for the month of March. You have to go back to April 1967 to find a month that we didn’t have any rain.
It’s been a warm one to start and now to finish as we wrap of the winter season of 2019/2020. Winter officially ends Thursday right before midnight (11:50 p.m. ) so not a complete day of winter. It is the earliest Spring has started since 1896 some 124 years ago.
Spring has sprung here along the Suncoast. In fact it will feel more like summer for inland areas this weekend as temperatures soar into the upper 80′s well inland and the heat index will be in the low 90′s.
It is no wonder why folks flock to the Suncoast this time of year it’s beautiful! Florida will live up to its reputation as a warm weather destination all this week as temperatures will soar into the low to mid 80′s each day.
The heat index was in the low 90′s in places on the Suncoast Wednesday and on Thursday we can expect more of this heat and humidity and then things change on Friday.A cold front will sweep through early Friday morning and as winds will shift behind the cold front we will see much cooler air settle
Winter has been sporadic all season long. We have seen a stretch of 80 degree days followed by one or two cold days. There has been more warm days than cold for sure. For the past 3 days it’s been cold (for Florida anyway) with highs only in the low 60′s
A long cold winter night expected with lows in the mid 40′s for most and some upper 30′s inland. With a north wind blowing at 10-15 mph wind chills will be in the mid 30′s mainly east of I-75 and upper 30′s to low 40′s closer to the coast.
A strong cold front will move through the area tonight. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible through 9 p.m. and then look for light showers up the midnight and then clearing and turning cooler after that.