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Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist on Friday and into the weekend across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures on Friday in the 90s to around 100 degrees for many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Current conditions at

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

Lat: 27.4°NLon: 82.56°WElev: 30ft.

Light Rain and Breezy

80°F

27°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed W 21 G 33 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 31 Jul 12:49 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sarasota FL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 11 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 2pm and 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. West southwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight.  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: 77 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. South wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 9 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

  • Monday

    Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 77 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. West southwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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 40%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly 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)
10:06 am EDT Jul 31, 2015
1pm EDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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