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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Current conditions at

Sarasota / Bradenton, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (KSRQ)

Lat: 27.4°NLon: 82.56°WElev: 30ft.

Fair

78°F

26°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.6 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 2 Sep 1:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sarasota FL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Light east wind.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 77 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11am and 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 77 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between noon and 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind 5 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East northeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between noon and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Labor Day
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
Sarasota FL
 27.33°N 82.55°W (Elev. 0 ft)
8:12 pm EDT Sep 1, 2015
2am EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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