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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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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.

Fair

84°F

29°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 28 Aug 2:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sarasota FL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 75 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East northeast 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: 76 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 90 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East northeast wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 77 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Tropical
    Storm
    Conditions
    Possible

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Tropical
    Storm
    Conditions
    Possible

    Low: 77 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East northeast 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.
Sunday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Tropical storm conditions possible. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
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)
12:04 pm EDT Aug 28, 2015
3pm EDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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