Sarasota, Florida

Finally! A little bit of breathing room for me, and I am back with a forecast. Let’s take a look at south Florida, where this winter has been unusually brisk, with freezing temperatures all the way down to Orlando and Tampa. Is Sarasota next?

At 1053AM, ET, Sarasota was reporting a temperature of 42 degrees with clear skies. Temperatures and clear skies throughout Florida remained much cooler than the locals are accustomed to, and an undercutting trough held in place by a surface ridge promises to keep temperatures fairly cool for a little bit longer.
Fortunately, as the upper level trough shifts away from the area, the winds will moderate. While there will remain an unusually Arctic air mass atop South Florida, temperatures will trend upwards, thanks to the relatively warm Gulf just to the west. Expect the sun to continue into the weekend.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 62, Low 34
Saturday – Sunny High 66, Low 51

TWC – Mostly sunny. High 65, Low 37
Saturday – Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 71. Low 47

AW: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 64, low 35
Saturday – Nice with times of sun and clouds High 68, Low 46

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny,High 62, low 38
Saturday – Partly sunny, High 68, Low 47

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. High 63, Low 34
Saturday – Partly sunny, High 70, Low 45

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 63, Low 36
Saturday – Partly cloudy, High 68, Low 47

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy until night. High 64, Low 39
Saturday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 69, Low 50

Gradual improvement! We’ll take what we can get, I suppose. Below is a satellite image, showing that its not even active in the Tropics

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