Atmospheric moisture remains high across the Suncoast and will interact with the daily sea breeze along with the heating of the day. This will create scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
It’ll be a soggy Memorial Day as an ample of amount of moisture continues to stream into the region from the south, while interacting with a few upper level features along with a sea breeze. This will allow widespread showers and thunderstorms to move across the Suncoast.
Earlier today NASA announced that it would be changing the name of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) to the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. The name change was to honor the legacy of Nancy Grace Roman, and known today as the ‘Mother of Hubble’.
It’ll be a warm and windy afternoon across the Suncoast. Mostly sunny to partly sunny throughout the day as a gradual increase in moisture is expected to lift northward across the region. Temperatures will top out in the upper 80s and winds will be strong out of the east at 15-20 mph.
A high pressure will build into the region tomorrow allowing for a bright and sunny day. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid-80s. Winds will be out of the north at 10-15 mph, which will make it feel somewhat comfortable outside.
As a weak low pressure develops in the Gulf of Mexico along the stalled frontal boundary tomorrow it will move across South Florida. This will bring a 50% chance for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Hurricane preparedness week continues with today's focus on strengthening your home. If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications.
High pressure in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to provide a west northwest wind, which will allow temperatures to stay slightly cooler along the coast. Skies will stay bright and sunny with afternoon highs topping out in the low 80s, and in the mid-80s east of I-75.
The first topic consists of determining your risk. Begin today by thinking about what types of threats you might face in your area. These threats could include damaging winds, flooding, tornadoes or even rip currents.
It’ll be a beautiful start to the workweek with dew points in the upper 40s and 50s, which is quite comfortable by Florida standards. Winds will be breezy out of the north northwest at 10-15 mph with wind gusts up to 20 mph. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible ahead and along a cold front that will push through the Suncoast region Sunday morning. Skies will start off mostly cloudy with gradual clearing taking place in the late afternoon and early evening as dry air begins to filter in across West Florida.
The Scrub Club hosted the event, giving away more than 100 pairs of shoes, bags, shirts and other items in appreciation to local hospital staff. Due to the exceptional turn out, they had to open the event an hour early to reduce traffic congestion.
In 1968, William Anders, an astronaut on the Apollo 8 mission, captured "Earthrise" — a photo of Earth appearing above the Moon's horizon. This would inspire the first Earth day less than two years later, where today we celebrate the 50th anniversary.
Scattered showers and storms are possible late tomorrow afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front that will move through the area early Tuesday morning. Winds will be strong out of the southwest with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Feel-like temperatures will easily get into the 90s.
There will be a few peaks of sunshine tomorrow with scattered clouds hanging around throughout the afternoon. Temperatures will top out in the mid 80s, and dew points will remain in the low 70s. As a result, feel-like temperatures will range anywhere from 93-96 degrees.
The total number of Americans filing jobless claims in the last month now soars to roughly 22 million. Meanwhile, there are 850,000 jobless Floridians who are waiting for applications to be processed. Several Suncoast residents have stated they continue to have problems applying for assistance.
The Florida Department of Transportation have installed roundabouts at the intersections on U.S. 41 at 10th street, and 14th street. Travel lanes at U.S. 41 and 10th street will be changing to a two-lane roundabout configuration by Friday, April 17, and at U.S. 41 and 14th street by Sunday, April 19
Social distance protocols remain in place, meaning less people are gathering in groups. This gives criminals and predators opportunities to take advantage of those who are in isolated locations such as walking trails and parks. MCSO provides tips on how to stay safe.