Forecast

  First Alert Weather- 6am Tuesday January 19

We have sunshine for our Tuesday, but we will see a few more clouds later in the week

  A cool Sunday, then a dry and warmer week!

  Chilly but dry weekend ahead

  Cold front moves in Friday with some rain

  First Alert Weather: Sunshine returns to the Suncoast

  Finally a little sunshine for Thursday

  First Alert Weather: Rain likely today

Continued Coverage

  Cloudy along with some showers Wednesday

  First Alert Weather: Cloudy with drizzle or showers possible for several days

  A series of fronts to keep things cool

  First Alert Weather: Warm up starts today

  A Brief Warm Up To Start The Week

  Wrapping Up A Cool Weekend

  A Cool Sunday, Warmer Monday!

Sunday sunshine will take us back to the low 60s by afternoon, but not as breezy as we were Saturday

  Getting Chilly Overnight

Cold temperatures for the overnight with some local counties under a frost advisory

  Bundle up this weekend as colder air settles in

It’s going to feel like Winter this weekend unlike the past weekend when temperatures soared into the low 80′s. It’s going to be a chilly weekend with high temperatures struggling to get into the 60′s both Saturday and Sunday.

  First Alert Weather: More clouds and a chance for some rain this evening.

The Severe Storm Prediction Center places the Suncoast at a low risk for strong to severe storms this evening. It’s a cautionary alert due to a shifting wind out of the south that will bring a surge of humidity to the Suncoast late in the day, just as a cold front approaches our coastline

  Cold front coming soon to the Suncoast

  First Alert Weather: Cooler than average temperatures will continue into the weekend

  Chilly start again on Wednesday

  First Alert Weather: Cool, crisp and sunny weather for the Suncoast

  Chilly start on Tuesday with another cold front later this week

  Cool mornings and Sunny afternoons

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, January 2, 2021 - Scattered showers and cooler temperatures arrive tomorrow with our next cold front

Hit & miss showers will usher in our next cold front arriving in the mid-morning hours. Temperatures will only warm up a few degrees, with highs topping out near 70 degrees.

  First Alert Weather:The New Year starts off breezy and warm

The Suncoast remains sandwiched between a high-pressure ridge in the Atlantic and a storm system moving to the Ohio Valley.

  First Alert Weather: A warm start to 2021, but a cold front will bring a cool down by Sunday

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.

  First Alert Weather: Temperatures will continue to warm as the next cold front moves closer

Over the next few days our shifting winds will increase humidity and daytime high temperatures. Even today our temperatures will run a degree or two warmer than yesterday

  Texas snow, Hot on the Suncoast - Goodbye 2020!

2020 ends on a weird weather note, with snow developing for Texas and Mexico

  First Alert Weather: The Suncoast will end the year with near record warmth

The above normal temperatures will continue this week with the New Years Day high temperature closer to the record than the average.

  Near record highs to end 2020!

Our warm weather continues to end 2020

  First Alert Weather: High pressure warms the Suncoast till the end of the year

An expanding area of high pressure will direct winds out of the northeast to east and finally southeast by New Years Eve. The easterly, but shifting winds keep us in a warming trend that boosts high temperatures into the mid 70′s

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, December 27, 2020 - Highs in the low 80s New Years Eve before our next front arrives and cools us off

Skies will be bright and sunny tomorrow and the warming trend will continue with highs topping out at 73-75 degrees.

  A Cold start, then a much warmer finish!

We start Sunday with another chill, but temps will warm up a good 10 degrees Sunday compared to Saturday afternoon's 55°!

  Warmer next week, then New Year’s Eve rain

Our weekend continues on a chilly note with highs 15 to 20 degrees below average for late December.

  Cold Christmas!

Our cold front has come and gone, and Santa is leaving some of his cold air behind.

Line of showers and storms tonight to usher in coldest Christmas since 1999

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.

  Christmas Eve Thunderstorms, Much Colder Christmas Day!

Our Christmas Eve cold front is right on track for tonight. This morning starts with potential for severe storms in the Panhandle and parts of the northwest Gulf Coast.

  Christmas Eve Rain, Christmas Day Chill!

Our Christmas Eve storm is still on track, with showers and thunderstorms developing late afternoon and the evening hours.

  Santa needs rain gear for the Reindeer!

We're tracking that next storm for Christmas Eve, which means Santa, and all of us, get wet Christmas Eve Day and evening.

  Goodbye Rain - Until Christmas Eve!

This morning we say "Goodbye" to storm #1, as it leaves behind around a third to half inch of rain.

  Afternoon rain and Christmas Eve rain, too!

The first of two storms moves in Sunday for the afternoon and evening.

  A Tale of two pre-Christmas rain storms

We are tracking two storms - The first develops late Sunday and into Sunday night with rain and a few thunderstorms possible.

  Chilly start Saturday but warmer weekend ahead

If you have an early tee time on Saturday bundle up it’s going to be cold. Temperatures will be in the upper 40′s from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. with winds out of the NE at 10 mph making it feel colder at times.

  First Alert Weather: A sunny but cool day and another cold night before the Suncoast warm-up

Winds are in the process of shifting and that spells a change in the weather when you live in Florida. For us, the shift in a north wind to an east wind signals a warm-up by the weekend

  The chill is on for Friday

North winds will blow in the chilly weather to start the day on Friday. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s around sunrise and only warm into the low 60s by the mid afternoon. There will be plenty of sunshine as high pressure brings in drier and cooler air on a north wind at 10-15 mph.

  The National Weather Service did a storm damage survey on two confirmed and destructive tornadoes from yesterdays storms

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.

Hurricane Eta relief continues from Wauchula, Florida

A Suncoast non-profit plans relief flights for Honduras and Nicaragua.

  First Alert Weather: The Suncoast gets ready for several chilly nights as cold air moves in

Temperatures stay flat today as a northwest wind over the Gulf waters draws in cooler air, which will work against any daytime heating. Daytime high temperatures will only be a few degrees warmer than morning lows.

  Tornado rips through Pinellas County

A strong storm system brought tornadoes to Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk Counties Wednesday afternoon while we got luck and missed the brunt of the rough stuff in our local area.

  First Alert Weather:Threat of severe weather is increasing for the west coast of Florida

A plume of warm and unstable air in Gulf waters will colocate with upper air energy and atmospheric spin to create an environment supportive of the strongest kind of thunderstorms, called supercells

  Stronger cold front moves in late Wednesday

A storm system gathering over the deep south will whip a cold front our way and bring a good chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms late Wednesday afternoon through the early evening.

  First Alert Weather: The Suncoast turns cooler with more sunshine the rain returns

High pressure will build back into the area today to bring us a rather typical December day. We get a brief return to near normal temperatures and lower humidity with dry skies and more sun

Slightly cooler and drier Tuesday

A weak cold front will move near the Suncoast overnight. Don’t expect a repeat performance of last weeks front which brought frost to some parts of the Suncoast. This one will bring temperatures back down to seasonable averages. It will eventually stall near our area bringing some low clouds and som

  First Alert Weather: A series of cold front bring several chances for rain this week

The first of several fronts will move past the Suncoast today with only marginal chances for producing weather. Falling mostly as rain with only small changes for a thunderstorm, the precipitation will likely fall in the late morning or early afternoon

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, December 13, 2020 - Weak cold front arrives tomorrow bringing scattered showers and isolated storms to the Suncoast

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.

  Cold front moves in Monday on the Suncoast

Sunday starts off with some areas of fog, which should burn off mid-morning and leave us with a warm December afternoon!

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - Highs near 80° tomorrow with a cold front bringing a chance for showers on Monday

There will be peaks of sunshine tomorrow with highs topping out near 80° along the coast and in the low-80s for inland areas.

  Warmer temps are here to stay (for a few days!)

Saturday could bring an isolated shower or sprinkle, Sunday looks dry at this time.

  Warm weekend ahead with highs near 80

Beach weather returns just in time for the weekend as a warm wind blows in from the SE. The average high for this time of year is 74 and we should be several degrees above that. The record for Saturday is 85 which was set as recently as 2015. Some inland communities like Lakewood Ranch and Myakka ci

  First Alert Weather: Friday, December 11, 2020 - A mild weekend ahead with a chance for a stray shower

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.

  Warming up for the weekend

If you like warmer weather you are in luck! High pressure is slipping off the east coast of Florida tonight allowing our winds to turn more toward the east on Friday. This will bump the temperatures up to more seasonable readings. Look for some patchy fog in the morning followed by mostly sunny s

  First Alert Weather: Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Warmer with more clouds this afternoon

There will be a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon with highs topping out in the low-70s. The warming trend will continue into the weekend with highs approaching 80 degrees in a few spots on Sunday.

  Not as cold tonight and warmer weekend ahead

After a frosty start on Wednesday look for warmer temperatures to start the day on Thursday. Lows will be in the low to mid 50′s near the coast and mid to upper 40′s elsewhere. Skies will be clear and winds will be light.

  First Alert Weather: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - The warming trend kicks off today

Expect another sunny and cool afternoon with highs topping out in the low-60s. Use today to get outdoors and get your outside decorations put up.

  Brrrrrrrr!.....A frosty forecast for parts of Suncoast

Get the ice scraper ready Wednesday morning as frost is expected for many inland areas. A frost advisory is in effect for Hardee, Desoto and Highlands Counties. We may see a little frost on some roofs and cars a couple miles inland from the Gulf as well. So if you are worried about your tropical

  First Alert Weather: Expect cold nights and sunny days on the Suncoast

Cold night and cool days before a warming wind take us back to the mid 70's by the weekend.

  A cold spell settles in for a couple of days

A couple of cold fronts have cleared the area and now the NW wind blows in another round of winter temperatures for the Suncoast. Tuesday will start off in the mid to upper 40′s for most and low 40′s well inland.

  First Alert Weather: A cool air blast for the Suncoast to start the work week

The overnight rain showers will come to an end as cooler air filters into the Suncoast. As the front that produced the showers sinks south our skies will clear and sunshine will return

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, December 6, 2020 - Numerous showers and isolated storms overnight ahead of our next cold front

Rain will increase in coverage during the overnight hours with heavy downpours at times. There will be a few lingering showers after sunrise when the cold front moves across the Suncoast.

  Sunday night rain and a colder week ahead

Tracking Sunday night rain

  Tracking Sunday night rain

We have a dry Sunday, just a little cooler than Saturday. But we are tracking a cold front moving in overnight with rain developing, mainly after midnight.

  A pleasant weekend and another cool week ahead

Skies clearing for Saturday afternoon

  A few showers and another cooler week ahead

We have a tale of two cold fronts this morning, and cold front #1 is moving through Saturday morning. That means a cloudier morning, even an isolated shower or two

  Turning cooler for the weekend

Most of the rain will be out of here by sunrise on Saturday as a cold front clears the area around daybreak. Behind this front some slightly cooler and drier air will settle in through the weekend.

  First Alert Weather: Today we cloud up before a weekend cold front moves past

Humidity will rise and shower chances will go up over the next 36 hours.

  Warm up followed by another cold front

The rollercoaster ride of temperatures will be evident on Friday as highs go back above average. Earlier this week we saw the coldest air of the season move in with highs on Monday only in the 50′s and lows in the 30′s. Friday’s high will be 78 degrees!

  First Alert Weather: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - Warming trend continues with another cold front arriving early Saturday morning

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.

  Another cold start but a warmer finish Thursday

The early Florida chill will be around for one more morning before things start to warm up again. The lows to start the day will be in the upper 40′s which is 10 degrees warmer than the frigid start we experienced Wednesday. You will still need a jacket to start the day but can take it off by noon

  A cold December morning!

While Suncoast temps are in the low 40s, most of the Panhandle dipped into the 20s this morning!

  The Florida chill is on

We are jumping right into Winter as lows are expected to be in the upper 30′s well inland and low to mid 40′s elsewhere. With the wind blowing NE at 10-15 mph it will feel much cooler. Winds chills will be in the low to mid 30′s from about 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. so bundle up as you head out the door.

Breezy and cool Tuesday, really cold Wednesday morning!

Cool High Pressure dominates our Gulf coast weather through Wednesday.