The first day of 2021 will be a warm one with highs topping out in the low-80s. Expect a mix of sun-and-clouds and winds will remain breezy out of the south-southeast at 10-15 mph with wind gusts up to 25 mph.
There have been two Columbian Mammoth tusks that have recently been found from the Aquanutz Scuba Diving Charters. The larger tusk is nearly 8-feet in length, and 22-inches around on the fat end of the tusk.
A ‘Marginal Risk’ (1/5) remains in place for the Suncoast for the potential to see an embedded strong storm ahead of the approaching cold front. The main threats include strong winds, heavy downpours and a brief spin up waterspout or tornado.
What happens in the sky the night of the winter solstice is sure to bring some joy in a year when it’s been hard to find. Jupiter and Saturn will dance in a planetary conjunction, lining up perfectly to create the illusion of a “Christmas star.”
On Wednesday, tornado warnings were being issued for a tornadic thunderstorm that produced two tornadoes. The National Weather Service (NWS) completed a storm damage survey on Thursday of the damage that occurred in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and in Polk counties.
Skies will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny tomorrow with highs topping out in the mid-70s. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible ahead and along the cold front that will move across the area during the late afternoon and evening.
We will remain under the influence of a high pressure allowing for lots of sunshine this afternoon. The warming trend continues will highs topping out at 72-74 degrees and winds will be out of the east at 5-10 mph.
Skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and the warming trend continues across the Suncoast with temperatures topping out in the low-to-mid 70s. Clouds will begin to increase through the evening due to an increase in low level moisture across the region.
There is a ‘Marginal Risk’ for isolated strong to severe storms tomorrow morning. Winds will increase out of the northwest at 15-20 mph with wind gusts up to 25 mph. High temperatures will only get to 73-75 degrees before temperature begin falling behind the cold front.
For tomorrow, an increase in low level moisture will allow partly sunny skies. Temperatures will top out in the low-80s and there is a slight chance for a stray shower or storm late in the evening ahead of an approaching cold front that will move through the Suncoast late Monday morning.
Dust off the jackets and get a pair of gloves ready for that Wednesday morning commute. Temperatures are expected to start off in the low-40s across the Suncoast with wind chills likely in the 30s for Wednesday morning.
Expect lots of sunshine tomorrow with afternoon highs topping out in the low-80s. A strong cold front arriving on Monday will bring some big changes to the area with highs only in the 60s early next week.
Skies will start out mostly cloudy with fog reducing visibility by several miles for the morning commute. A weak front will move through the area during the late morning ushering in dry air with highs topping out in the upper-70s.
On Sunday, expect a mix of sun & clouds with temperatures topping out in the low 80s. There will be a chance for isolated showers to move in from the east, but rainfall totals will not be impressive and should remain under a 0.25′'.
Earlier this week, The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA awarded a grant of $5 million dollars to MOTE and its partners to help restore Eastern Dry Rocks, one of seven iconic reefs located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Hurricane Iota continues to gain strength tonight. A small eye has occasionally appeared in satellite images, and the banding features are well established and it has become fairly symmetric around the center. Iota now has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph with higher wind gusts.
Skies will start out mostly cloudy and become mostly sunny during the day. Temperatures will top out in the low-to-mid 80s with feels-like temperatures ranging anywhere from 91-93 degrees. Plus, a cold front arrives on Monday bringing back a taste of fall for much of next week.