Dry weather persists Wednesday


SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – I don’t know about you but I really enjoyed the day on Tuesday. I know it was still in the 80s, but it was the low humidity that made a big difference to me. We can expect more of the same on Wednesday with lows in the 60s inland and 70s along the coast to start the day.

Some mid-60s possible well inland(WWSB)

We will have mostly sunny skies for much of the day with a few high clouds moving at times. Temperatures will warm up in the 80’s above 90 degrees low with an easterly wind of 5-10 mph.

Thursday promises to be pleasant again, but maybe just a little more humidity bouncing on our way. Mainly sunny skies are expected throughout the morning with some clouds in the afternoon.

The weekend is shaping up well with only a 20% chance of a few late showers from Friday to Sunday. The skies will generally be sunny throughout the weekend with highs in the mid-80s on the beaches and the 90s in the interior. Winds will pick up a bit from the NE at 10-15 mph.

Disturbance # 2 the one to watch
Disturbance # 2 the one to watch(National Hurricane Center)

Looking at the long range forecast models, I don’t really see any major or strong cold fronts heading our way as they usually do, but we should see a better chance for late afternoon storms from Tuesday as some tropical humidity returns.

For boaters, look for easterly winds at 5-10 knots and veering NE at 10 hours later in the day. The sea will be 2 feet or less with a slight chop over the waters.

In the tropics, we continue to monitor Major Hurricane Sam which will remain a major storm for the next few days as it begins to look north. It looks like Sam will be making his way to eastern Bermuda by the end of the weekend. It will, however, generate large waves along the US east coast over the weekend, causing dangerous reverse currents.

We are also monitoring several areas of the Atlantic right now for possible tropical cyclone development. Invest 91L which is in the South Central Atlantic has an 80% chance of growing over the next 3-5 days as it moves towards the WNW at 15 mph. The rest will be storms that will not impact the earth during its life cycle.

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