Hot, hazy and humid weather, the three H’s, are on the way. High pressure and dry air continues to build in today. Only very limited rain chances today and mostly in the most southern part of the Suncoast, from Venice southward.
The weather will be getting back to more typical weather for May here along the Suncoast. Last week we got a taste of summer with temperatures in the low to mid 90s and afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
Month to date May rainfall totals are above the normal and we will continue to add to the rain bucket for the next two days. A southwest wind has been driving moisture into the atmosphere above the Suncoast which leads to instability in our weather.
The beach will be the place to be on Saturday as west winds will keep the temperatures in check. Highs along the Suncoast beaches will be in the low to mid 80s while a mile or two inland the temperatures will be in the upper 80s by 2-3 p.m.
It’s a First Alert Weather Day. A rapid increase in tropical moisture and a low pressure area approaching the east coast of Florida will combine to increase the afternoon rain chance to 70% with thunderstorms possible.
Another warm and mostly sunny day for the Suncoast with highs in the mid 80s. We may see a few extra high clouds in the sky today but we stay rain free. Winds will be light and variable today with winds eventually shifting to the south by tomorrow.
A front is moving past the area today and bringing in a breezy northwest wind. That wind will draw down a bit cooler air and much drier air for several days before the heat and humidity returns mid-week.
The cold front is getting ready to move over us and in its wake we will be left with some stellar weather for the majority of the work week. The front will bring a few hours of showers and the possibility of some thunderstorms.
This weekend high pressure builds across Florida with dry air aloft as winds shift to the south and humidity increases. Temperatures respond and rise into the mid 80 along the coast to near 90 well inland.
An area of low pressure moving through the lower MS Valley will sweep a cold front our way on Tuesday. This front will bring a good chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly in the late morning and early afternoon on Tuesday.
In the pre-dawn hours of Friday a storm complex to our north sent a gust front southward. This wind boundary triggered a line of storms that fell apart as it moved south into the area. A few sprinkles and some light rain in Manatee county will leave only clouds behind by shortly after dawn.