Forecast

  First Alert Weather: Monday, November 30, 2020 - Find your winter clothes because you’ll need them over the next few days

For tomorrow, a cold and dry air mass will settle in place allowing for lots of sunshine and highs to top out in the upper-50s.

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, November 29, 2020 - Iso. strong storms in the morning with temperatures falling during the day

  Sunday travel weather and Monday rain

  Sunday Travel Weather - The Voyage Home

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, November 28, 2020 - A warm Sunday with a blast of cold air arriving early next week

Strong cold front to bring the coldest air of the season to the Suncoast next week

  Thanksgiving Travel Home Forecast

Continued Coverage

  Warm Weekend, Cold Start to December!

  First Alert Weather: Friday, November 27, 2020 - Strongest cold front of the season arrives on Monday bringing numerous showers & storms to the Suncoast

  Warm for the rest of the weekend (but a cold start to December!)

Holiday Weekend Travel Forecast

  First Alert Weather: Thursday, November 26, 2020 - A strong cold front to bring big changes to the Suncoast early next week

  Warm Thanksgiving Weekend, with a little morning fog!

Warm Thanksgiving on the Suncoast!

It's a warm Thanksgiving Day on the Suncoast in the low 80s

  Big changes coming our way after Holiday weekend

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s going to be a warm one for Florida as high pressure continues to dominate our weather. We will see winds out of the ESE on Thursday which will warm things up well above the average (77 degrees) for this time of year. Highs will be near 80 at the coast and low to mid 80′

  First Alert Weather: Afternoons will warm and humidity rises but skies stay dry.

Today the area of cooler high pressure, that built behind this week’s cold front, will begin to move into the Atlantic.

  Beautiful weather expected through Thanksgiving

Enjoy it while it lasts, that is the warm weather as a powerful cold front is going to move through on Monday. This front will bring the coolest air of the season our way to start the work week next week.

  First Alert Weather: Sunny skies and dry weather for the Suncoast

A little cooler start for your Tuesday

  First Alert Weather: A cool front brings us a pleasant Thanksgiving

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - Weak cold front arrives tomorrow bringing lower humidity for a few days

  Thanksgiving Week Forecast is quiet on the Suncoast

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Isolated showers on Sunday and a weak cold front will arrive Monday evening

  Thanksgiving Forecast Preview

Thanksgiving Forecast Preview

  Weekend weather not as windy and warmer

The chilly Fall weather we saw earlier this week is long gone and now we warm up this weekend with highs in the mid 80′s inland and low 80′s near the coast. We should see a nice weekend with only a few late day showers developing inland and pushing toward the coast later in the day. The rain chanc

  First Alert Weather: Warmer weather on the way for the weekend

We have begun the process of a weather change on the Suncoast with a northeast to east wind transporting Atlantic moisture across the state

  Warmer weather for the weekend

Well that didn’t take long. Temperatures have gone back above average quickly here along the Suncoast. It was just 2 days ago we were in the mid 50′s! With a steady ENE wind persisting around an area of high pressure we can expect temperatures to stay slightly above average through the weekend.

  First Alert Weather: Slightly warmer with a few more clouds on Thursday

The gusty northeast wind will continue today as dry and somewhat cool air, however still above average, continues to filter into the Suncoast. Thursday temperatures will be similar to Wednesday with perhaps warmer morning and afternoon temperatures by a degree or two

  Staying mild and dry for Thursday

If you liked today you are going to like tomorrow as well. High pressure will keep skies sunny throughout most of the day on Thursday with just a few fair weather cumulus clouds in the afternoon. The temperature will top out near 80 degrees with low humidity still in place.

  First Alert Weather: Breezy wind today as we head for a warm up this weekend

Cooler air continues to filer into the area today as high pressure expands across the south and Florida

  Grab the jackets as temperatures dip into the 50’s

As you head out to work tomorrow morning you may need a light jacket or sweater as lows will be in the mid 50′s for the area and a wind out of the NE at 15-20 mph will make if feel a bit cooler. A tight pressure gradient between a sprawling high pressure over the SE U.S. and whatever is left of Iota

  Hurricane Iota is now weakening after making landfall late Monday

Hurricane Iota is now weakening after making landfall late Monday

  First Alert Weather: Sunny, Dry and mild into the weekend.

The cold front that passed by yesterday is now in South Florid and our north wind is bring in dry and cooler air. Our morning temperatures came in about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago

  Cooler air to settle in for a few days

A cold front moves through the area overnight finally cooling things down to more seasonable temperatures for a few days. High pressure will build in and dry things out as well. The average high is 78 and low 59 we should be close to these numbers through Friday and then slightly warmer weather move

  Hurricane Iota sets records, ready to hit Nicaragua and Honduras this evening

Hurricane Iota reached Category 5 strength Monday morning with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph.

  First Alert Weather: Cooler and drier weather on the way.

Monday afternoon a cold front will move past the Suncoast and winds will pick up. The northerly wind will draw down some cooler and drier air and remove any chance for rain for the next seven days

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, November 15, 2020 - A cold front arrives tomorrow with a reinforcing front on Tuesday allowing fall weather to return

A weak cold front will arrive late tomorrow morning bringing a gradual decrease in humidity levels, however afternoon highs will top out in the low-to-mid 80s.

  10 AM: Hurricane Iota to hit Nicaragua as a major hurricane

Hurricane Iota is now a hurricane, moving slowly west toward the same location Hurricane Eta hit November 3rd.

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Isolated showers possible tomorrow with a cold front arriving on Monday

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.

  First Alert Weather: A series of cool fronts returns the Suncoast to seasonable weather

As Eta merges with a cool front and becomes an extra-tropical blend of tropical and non-tropical characteristics, it will drag a weak cool front across Florida

  Some nice weather ahead for the weekend

With Eta moving further away from Florida our weather is improving as we get closer to the weekend.Winds have come down and turned to the NW which is bringing in some much drier air in the mid to upper level of the atmosphere so expect a lot of sunshine on Friday. Temperatures will stay above aver

Noon Wednesday Update: Winds increasing, heavy rain continues

Eta continues to move to the northeast, winds and rain will become more intense into the evening

10AM Wednesday Update: Heavy rain bands developing

The track of Tropical Storm Eta changed drastically overnight, bringing the center of the storm much closer to the Suncoast tonight.

  7AM Update: Eta a little stronger, still may bring heavier rain to Suncoast Thursday

Eta is moving south close to the western tip of Cuba. The storm is a little stronger with maximum winds at 60 mph.

  First Alert Weather: Several quieter days then uncertainty in the mid-week forecast

The forecast for the next several day has Tropical Storm Eta moving into the distant offshore waters of the Gulf and stalling. It is possible that the storm could then gain intensity but, it so, not by much. Soon a trough of low pressure will approach and weaken the high pressure ridge which has b

  7AM Update: Tropical Storm Eta moves away from Florida Monday, tropical force winds still possible

Tropical Storm Eta moves away from Floriday Monday, tropical force winds still possible

  Tropical Storm Eta 1 PM Update

Tropical Storm Eta update

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are now in place for the Suncoast

Charlotte County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning and Tropical Storm Watches have expanded across the entire Suncoast where tropical storm conditions are likely with the next 24-36 hours.

  Tropical Storm Eta headed for south Florida by Monday

Monday through Wednesday is our main time to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Eta.

Breezy Saturday, then we look to Tropical Storm Eta!

Enjoy Saturday, because it is the only "outdoor day" for several days. We're breezy, but rain chances are minimal Saturday.

  First Alert Weather: All eyes on Eta

The forecast for the Suncoast late into the weekend and early next week remains uncertain and completely dependent on the curved and twisting track of Eta.

  Eta still on track to impact Florida

The latest forecast track has shifted a bit to our south and and to the west. This is better for us but a small sliver of W. Sarasota and Charlotte Counties are still included in the cone. The chances for tropical storm force winds are very small right now for SW Florida.

  First Alert Weather: Increasing rain chances over the next few days

Although the latest runs of several of the major computer models show Eta making a turn that keeps it a bit farther south of Florida, it is still too early to accept that track however.

  Eta looks to impact the Florida Keys and S. Florida

Eta has been downgraded to a tropical depression with winds now at 35 mph. Whatever is left of the circulation is expected to emerge back into the NW Caribbean on Friday and regenerate into a tropical storm on Saturday south of Cuba.

  First Alert Weather: Florida now in the cone of uncertainty of Eta’s eventual track

For the next five days the weather will be pleasant with increasing humidity and weekend rain chances. However, uncertainty looms large in the extended range forecast starting Monday of next week

  Catastrophic storm Eta continues to weaken but still packing a punch

Eta is pounding NE Nicuragua and SE Honduras with torrential rain potentially totaling up to 25 inches causing life threatening landslides and flash flooding through Wednesday.The major 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph made landfall just south of Puerta Cabazas Nicaragua just before 5 p.m. Tuesda

  First Alert Weather: The slow warm-up starts today as Major Hurricane Eta needs to be watched

Our atmosphere will begin to modify over the next few days and slowly warm by a degree to two each day. Humidity stays low for several more days and skies will be rain free.

  Catastrophic category 4 hurricane to make landfall into Nicaragua

Hurricane ETA rapidly intensifies from a tropical storm to a major category 4 hurricane in less than 24 hours in the western Caribbean. This extreme hurricane has top winds now at 130 mph with gusts up to 160 mph. This is going to be catastrophic storm causing life threatening mud slides with

  First Alert Weather: A significant cold front bring us the coolest air of the season so far.

A strong cold front, which moved past last night, will knock our high temperature down about ten degrees and our night-time low temperatures will be about 15 degrees colder

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, November 1, 2020 - A blast of cool and dry air arriving overnight

A cool and dry airmass will settle in place allowing for lots of sunshine and highs to top out in the low 70s. Winds will be strong out of the northeast at 15-20 mph and wind gusts up to 30 mph behind the front.

Warm Sunday, much cooler air on the way!

We're tracking a cold front that will move across the Suncoast Sunday evening. Ahead of that front we could see a few isolated showers in the afternoon and evening. After the front passes to the south, much cooler and drier air returns for Monday and Election Day. And we are dry to start the week.

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - Another cold front arrives tomorrow evening bringing back fall-like temperatures early next week

There will be a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s. There is a chance for a few hit & miss showers ahead of a cold front that will arrive tomorrow evening.

Beautiful Halloween, and another cold front, and another tropical system!

We have a tale of sunshine and a warmer weekend, another cold front Sunday night to cool us down, and yet another tropical system in the Caribbean that we're tracking. Our Halloween weather is warmer, but very comfortable with dew points in the 60s. There is heavy surf at the beach and rip currents

  Another cold front Sunday night

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

  First Alert Weather: The Suncoast enters a period of dry weather starting today

A series of cold fronts will bring dry and cooler air our way and keep us in rain free skies for the week ahead. A few morning showers will sink south of the area by mid morning and our afternoon will be sunny and very mild.

  Cold front to bring some changes for Friday

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

  First Alert Weather: Much cooler air is on the way

Much cooler air is on the way for the Suncoast with a one-two punch of successive cold fronts. With the month on the way to being in the top one or two hottest Octobers on record and the long range winter outlook for a warmer winter than normal, many will enjoy the cooler weather

Zeta racing toward the Mid Atlantic coast

Slightly cooler and drier weekend ahead

  First Alert Weather: As Zeta intensifies we get hot days, rip currents and breezy days

Hurricane Zeta continues to show signs of intensification as it lifts north in the central Gulf waters. I is on an unchanged track for the northern Gulf coast. Swells propagating outward will increase our rip current risk for several day on the Suncoast beaches

  Zeta getting better organized in the Gulf

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

  First Alert Weather: Building high pressure ties temperature records for the Suncoast

Yesterday we tied the all time high temperature record for the day and today the record is in jeopardy. High pressure over Florida is building and expanding, keeping tropical cyclone Zeta away from the Suncoast, and directing our winds out of the southeast

Zeta becomes 11th hurricane of the season

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

  First Alert Weather: Zeta stays west as a cold front brings changes to the Suncoast weather

High pressure will bring us a mostly sunny day today as our winds out of the southeast transport enough moisture to trigger scattered afternoon storms. Humidity will be on the rise for the next few days and our “feels like” temperatures will approach or exceed 100 each day through mid-week

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Warm with scattered showers & storms to start the week, but cooler temperatures are on the horizon

There will be a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with scattered showers and isolated storms developing during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will top out in the upper-80s with feels-like temperatures as high as 96 degrees.

A little cooler for Halloween!

We have an increasing chance for showers across the Suncoast, especially inland Sunday afternoon.

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - A chance for isolated showers & storms tomorrow and a tropical depression is churning in the Caribbean Sea

Skies will be mostly sunny with the chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. There will be a better chance for rain for areas east of I-75. Expect another warm afternoon with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s.

Rain chances are LOW for the weekend!

Rain chances are LOW for the weekend - not completely impossible, but the exception if anything.

  First Alert Weather: Friday, October 23, 2020 - Expect a warm weekend with a chance for scattered showers & storms on Saturday

For tomorrow, skies will be mostly sunny with isolated showers and storms during the early afternoon becoming scattered across the Suncoast during the late afternoon and evening. Highs will top out in the upper 80s with lower rain chances on Sunday.

  First Alert Weather: Dry air slowly filters in and sunshine returns to the Suncoast

When compared to earlier in the week, our rain chances continue to drop today. Dry air will continue to move into the air above the Suncoast with a dry air surge on Sunday

  First Alert Weather: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Peaks of sunshine tomorrow with hit & miss showers

Partly sunny with the chance for a few stray showers during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will top out in the upper 80s with feels-like temperatures as high as 95 degrees.