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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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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.

Mostly Cloudy

86°F

30°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed SW 12 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.2 mb)
Dewpoint 78°F (26°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index98°F (37°C)
Last update 30 Jul 1:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sarasota FL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  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: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West southwest wind 7 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 78 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an 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 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Southwest wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 85 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West southwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Sarasota FL
 27.33°N 82.55°W (Elev. 0 ft)
10:45 am EDT Jul 30, 2015
2pm EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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