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Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

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

Lat: 27.4°NLon: 82.56°WElev: 30ft.

A Few Clouds

83°F

28°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1013.9 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 29 Jul 5:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sarasota FL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind 5 to 10 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: 78 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 97. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 98. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 97. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 98. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Sarasota FL
 27.33°N 82.55°W (Elev. 0 ft)
3:58 pm EDT Jul 29, 2015
6pm EDT Jul 29, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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