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Strong Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of the Great Lake States

Storms over the Great Lake States may contain heavy rain and strong winds. More thunderstorms are possible over the Desert Southwest and central Plains. High fire danger continues in the Great Basin. Very warm and humid conditions continue across the south, southeast and mid-Atlantic states.
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Current conditions at

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

Lat: 27.4°NLon: 82.56°WElev: 30ft.

Fair

81°F

27°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.6 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 4 Sep 12:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sarasota FL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Light north northeast wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 101. Light north wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. North wind around 6 mph.  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

    Low: 76 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 97. North wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Light north northeast wind.
Friday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 101. Light north wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 97. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming east northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Labor Day
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Sarasota FL
 27.33°N 82.55°W (Elev. 0 ft)
9:06 pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
1am EDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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