Forecast

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, April 4th, 2020 - Scattered showers are possible tomorrow

Skies will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy with rain chances increasing tomorrow afternoon. There is a 30% chance for scattered showers along the coast, and a 40% chance for showers inland. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 70s, and low 80s for areas that remain dry.

  Cooler and drier air again for Friday

  First Alert Weather: Dry and sunny skies linger into the weekend

  Chilly start to the day on Thursday

  First Alert Weather: Cooler weather moves in

  Much cooler weather moves into Suncoast

  First Alert Weather: Some needed rain before the cooler weather arrives

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  Finally some changes heading our way!

  First Alert Weather: Hot and humid today with a cool front on the way bringing changes

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, March 29th, 2020 - Near record highs tomorrow and slightly cooler Wednesday

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, March 28th, 2020 - A cold front is on the way bringing slightly cooler temperatures and a chance for rain

  First Alert Weather: Warm, but getting warmer under sunny skies.

  Record breaking heat possible this weekend

  First Alert Weather: Warmer today with very little rain chance

Low level moisture is on the increase today as our westerly wind continues. This will lead to a bit of morning fog in mostly inland locations.

  Hot weekend ahead with 90 degrees temps.

It is now 25 days and counting since we have seen any measurable rain here along the Suncoast. Sure there have been a few isolated showers this month mainly inland but those were few and far between.

  First Alert Weather: Wind shift and building high pressure brings higher humidity and a warmer weekend

The combination of high pressure pushed to the south and a cold front grazing the north Florida border will shift our winds to the southeast.

  Storm system could bring rain next week

It has been the best spring break weather I can remember with no rain recorded at the Sarasota/Bradenton airport for the month of March. You have to go back to April 1967 to find a month that we didn’t have any rain.

  First Alert Weather: Six degrees above normal and getting warmer

  Stretch of warm sunny days continues but for how long?

  First Alert Weather: Light winds will bring early and stronger sea breeze

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 - A gradual warming trend is expected during the workweek

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, March 21st, 2020 - Ridge of high pressure dominates our weather pattern

  Near record highs over the weekend with generally calm seas

  First Alert Weather: Some slightly cooler weather possible in the extend outlook

A normal high temperature at this time of year would be about 77 degrees. We are running consistently warmer by 8 to 12 degrees

  Friday is the first full day of Spring and will feel like Summer

These past few days have been warm to say the least. The high on Thursday was 88 a couple of days shy of the record of 91 degrees for the Suncoast.

  First Alert Weather: Earliest Spring in 124 years arrives this evening.

At 11:50 pm the sun will pass over the equator and Spring will officially begin

  Dry conditions continue as weather pattern holds firm

High pressure firmly in control over the Gulf and Florida means we won’t be seeing and cold fronts for a while. We will see plenty of sunshine on Thursday once the patchy fog burns off.

  First Alert Weather: Identified abnormally dry areas expand over Florida

Long-range forecasts continue to show dry weather over the state and above average temperatures through the end of the month.

  It doesn’t get much better than this to end Winter

It’s been a warm one to start and now to finish as we wrap of the winter season of 2019/2020. Winter officially ends Thursday right before midnight (11:50 p.m. ) so not a complete day of winter. It is the earliest Spring has started since 1896 some 124 years ago.

  First Alert Weather: As we move into Spring a drought may form onthe Suncoast

High pressure expanding up from Cuba and across Florida will suppress shower activity today. There will be plenty of Sunshine and little in the way of rain

  Near record highs expected as we stay dry

it’s starting to feel more like summer but were still in winter! Spring officially begins at 11:50 p.m. Thursday March 16th.

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 - Another warm and dry work week ahead

Unseasonably warm temperatures will continue tomorrow with temperatures running anywhere from 6-10 degrees above average. Temperatures will top out in the low 80s along the Gulf Coast and in the mid 80s east of I-75.

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, March 14th, 2020 - Unseasonably warm temperatures continue into next week

It’ll be bright and sunny tomorrow with afternoon highs topping out in the low 80s. Temperatures are expected to climb back into the mid 80s for inland locations. Winds will be light and variable throughout the day.

  Weekend weather will be beautiful with warm temperatures

The weather is going to be perfect for outdoor activities as high pressure will dominate our weather through the weekend and beyond.

  First Alert Weather: Warming this weekend but rain remains scarce

High pressure and sinking air expands over Florida this weekend. The effect of this will be to continue our light easterly winds and limited upper air moisture.

  Even warmer for the weekend and no real threat of rain

Spring has sprung here along the Suncoast. In fact it will feel more like summer for inland areas this weekend as temperatures soar into the upper 80′s well inland and the heat index will be in the low 90′s.

  First Alert Weather: Warm days continue with a decreasing rain chance

High pressure will continue to drive our weather. For those that like the warm weather then this is your week. Highs will climb to upper 70′s near the coast, low 80′s between near the interstate and mid 80′s well inland.

  Warm weather continues with a slight risk of a stray shower

Warm spring weather to continue for a while has high pressure remains in control over Florida. This means we will see plenty of sunshine and temperatures running about 5-10 degrees above average.

  First Alert Weather: Sunny and dry weather continues with little chance for rain

High pressure builds across the deep south and Florida over the next 7 days. This means a sinking dome of dry air helping to squash the rising air needed for showers.

  Warm weather continues with a small chance for a shower

It is no wonder why folks flock to the Suncoast this time of year it’s beautiful! Florida will live up to its reputation as a warm weather destination all this week as temperatures will soar into the low to mid 80′s each day.

  First Alert Weather: Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 - Another mild day ahead with a slight chance for a stray shower

A high pressure in the Atlantic continues an onshore flow and could drive one or two stray but short-lived showers from the east coast throughout the day. Overall, expect another dry and mild afternoon with temperatures topping out in the low 80s.

  Warm weather to stick around through the work week

High pressure off the SE U.S. will keep us warm through the next 7 days. In fact looking at the long range forecast up to 10 days we should be staying nice and warm here for a while.

  First Alert Weather Noon Update: Monday, March 9th, 2020 - Warming trend continues with minimal rain chances through Friday

It’ll be a pleasant, but mild evening with temperatures falling into the low 70s around sunset. Skies will be partly cloudy with overnight lows falling into the low 60s. Winds will start to relax out of the east at 5-10 mph.

  First Alert Weather: Warming trend takes us to the 80’s.

High pressure will drive our weather this week. For today a northeast flow of air will bring a warming wind that takes us very close to the 80 degree mark. The official recording station at the airport may be in the upper 70′s today but many other locations will see low 80s'.

  First Alert Weather: Sunday, March 8th, 2020 - Above average temperatures with a gradual increase in moisture next week

A zonal flow aloft will provide mild and relativity quiet conditions across the Suncoast through the work week. One or two stray and short-lived showers can’t be ruled out for inland locations during the week.

  First Alert Weather: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 - Warming up and staying dry into next week

A high pressure to our north will continue moving east into the Atlantic. This will shift our winds to the east at 10-15 mph with higher wind gusts. This shift in the wind will allow temperatures to warm into the low to mid 70s and bring a slight increase in low level moisture across the state of Fl

  Grab your jackets and sweaters for the weekend

Winter refuses to give up on the Suncoast with yet another cool weekend ahead. There will be plenty of sunshine both days as high pressure moves in and keeps skies clear.

  First Alert Weather: Cooler now but getting even colder

Winds have picked up out of the northwest and cooler air is filtering in. Temperatures are running about five degrees cooler than twenty fours hours ago.

  Winter’s chill returns to Suncoast Friday

Back to the jackets at least in the morning hours as temperatures will once again go below average through Sunday morning. The average high is 75 and low is 55 degrees.

  First Alert Weather: Dramatic weather changes in the next 24 hours

Today is the day that we put into motion the changes that will eventually bring much cooler and drier air to the Suncoast. A strong south wind will continue to pump humid and warm air into the Suncoast today.

  Cold front to chill things a bit for the weekend

The heat index was in the low 90′s in places on the Suncoast Wednesday and on Thursday we can expect more of this heat and humidity and then things change on Friday.A cold front will sweep through early Friday morning and as winds will shift behind the cold front we will see much cooler air settle

  First Alert Weather: Wednesday Afternoon Forecast - Heat index values in the 90s for some today with cooler temperatures returning by Friday

For tomorrow afternoon, skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will once again rebound back into the low 80s. Winds will be breezy out of the south at 10-15 mph with wind gusts up to 20 mph.

  First Alert Weather: After morning for expect several warm days before changes

The morning forecast will call for patchy dense fog in most inland locations. Tomorrow morning we could see the fog expand to include areas near the coast and in marine waters. As the fog lifts the day will become mostly sunny and very warm. Many inland locations will see highs this afternoon approa

  First Alert Weather: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 - Warm & humid conditions continue with cooler temperatures by Friday

Sea fog will reduce visibility by several miles for those who live along the coast. Dew points will remain in the upper 60s and low 70s tomorrow. High dew points combined with temperatures getting back in the low 80s will set up for another muggy afternoon.

  First Alert Weather: Rising humidity will bring a chance for showers Thursday

For the next two days a southerly wind will pump moisture into the Suncoast and raise our humidity. Skies will be calm but cloud cover on the increase into Thursday.

  First Alert Weather: Warmer and more humid till the next cold front

For several days our temperatures will slowly rise until we are back in the 80′s my mid-week. Humidity will also be on the rise.

  First Alert Weather: Unseasonably warm temperatures return ahead of our next cold front arriving late next week

A southerly wind flow establishes tomorrow and will allow a weak upper level ridge to develop over the southeast. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s and even into the low 80s in one or two locations.

  First Alert Weather: Beautiful tomorrow and back into the 80s early next week

A high pressure to our north will continue moving eastward and will provide lots of sunshine to the Suncoast on Sunday.

  Keep the jackets handy this weekend

Winter has been sporadic all season long. We have seen a stretch of 80 degree days followed by one or two cold days. There has been more warm days than cold for sure. For the past 3 days it’s been cold (for Florida anyway) with highs only in the low 60′s

  First Alert Weather AM Forecast: Pleasant weekend ahead with lots of sunshine

Dry air aloft and a high pressure situated to our west will aid in another sunny afternoon across the Suncoast

  Brrrrr.... Wind chill in the 30’s Friday morning for some

A long cold winter night expected with lows in the mid 40′s for most and some upper 30′s inland. With a north wind blowing at 10-15 mph wind chills will be in the mid 30′s mainly east of I-75 and upper 30′s to low 40′s closer to the coast.

  Below average temperatures stick around through the weekend

Temperatures will remain well below average with afternoon highs only topping out in the low 60s across the Suncoast.

  Now get ready for the cold

A strong cold front will move through the area tonight. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible through 9 p.m. and then look for light showers up the midnight and then clearing and turning cooler after that.

  First Alert Weather: Strong storms possible in the late afternoon or early evening

It is a First Alert Weather Day focused mainly in the late afternoon and evening. A First Alert Weather Day is a heads-up we give when disruptive weather is possible so you will have as much advanced notice as possible.

  Possible severe storms on Wednesday as front moves in

A strong cold front will move through the area on Wednesday. We can expect to see some showers overnight and plenty of clouds.

  Rain chances increase and winds pick up overnight

Humidity will increase throughout the afternoon making it feel muggy as temperatures climb around 80 degrees. Showers will begin to increase in coverage ahead of the initial cold front late Tuesday evening and into Wednesday.

  Much needed rain expected with next cold front

This cold front will have a lot more rain with it and this time the cold will stick around a lot longer. So keep the jackets and sweaters handy you are going to need them.

  First Alert Weather: Dramatic change coming to the Suncoast this week

For Monday and most of Tuesday, the weather will be beautiful, with highs in the upper 70s, rain-free and low in humidity. But late Tuesday night and into Wednesday things change rapidly.

  Winter chill to start the weekend

Winter comes back strong to the Suncoast with lows in the mid 40′s and some areas seeing wind chills in the upper 30′s for a few hours on Saturday.

  First Alert Weather: Florida winter is back

Big changes for the Suncoast today. The thin line of showers in the pre-dawn hours exits the area and winds pick up. We had an overnight low of 73 but that will likely become our high temperatures for the day and morning temperatures will fall into the 60′s and perhaps upper 50′s.

  Big chill is on for the Suncoast as cold front blows through

We have been blessed with beautiful beach weather all this week with highs in the 80′s but that is about to come to an end.

  First Alert Weather: Countdown to the return of winter

A front, which is stationary just to our north, will receive another push of cooler air and slip into the Suncoast tomorrow morning. Until then, we will stay on the warm and humid side of the front and today the weather will feature morning clouds and patchy light fog with a slight chance for light

  Friday’s cold front to bring the cold but not much rain

Winter is not quite done with the Suncoast yet as jackets and sweaters will be needed on Friday night and Saturday morning.

  First Alert Weather: Unsettled weather to start with another warm and humid afternoon. Cooler air in on the way.

Warm and humid air is over the area this morning and a scattered shower or two is possible into the afternoon. Cloudy skies start the day then skies will become partly sunny. It will be another warm afternoon with a high in the low 80′s.

  Cold front to bring winter back to Suncoast

Expect near record breaking warmth to continue for 2 more days here along the Suncoast and then break out the parkas as chilly weather moves in for a couple of days.

  First Alert Weather: Very warm weather continues until Friday

Warm and moist air is in place and morning clouds will give way to sunny skies. The combination of sunshine and southeast wind will bump our temperatures into the 80′s again today

  Warm weather continues for a while then a cold front moves in

February will go down as one of the warmest for the Suncoast as temperatures will continue to be well above average through Thursday.

  First Alert Weather: Warm weather till Friday when the next front arrives

Aside from the chance for some patchy morning fog, the forecast looks tranquil for the next few days. It will be warm, however, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above the normal.

  First Alert Weather: Warm weather continues with only slight rain chance

High pressure will continue to provide a warm east flow of air which will bring the possibility of patchy morning fog. Sunday will be warm and mostly sunny to start with wind slackening in the afternoon.

  Weekend weather looking good and warming up quickly

The weak cold front which moved through on Friday evening will switch the winds around to the NNE and pick up in intensity. This will bring in some slightly cooler and drier air for Saturday.

  First Alert Weather: Dense morning fog and patchy drizzle will clear later in the day

Periods of clear skies and very moist air lifting north on southerly winds produced the morning fog. Dense in places, the visibility has been reported to be less than 1/4 mile this morning.