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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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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

91°F

33°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed W 13 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index103°F (39°C)
Last update 3 Sep 12:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sarasota FL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. West northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. West northwest 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

    High: 90 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Northwest wind 3 to 7 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: 77 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest 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 76. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 76 °F

  • Labor
    Day

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

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. West northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. West northwest 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.
Friday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest 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 76. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Labor Day
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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%.
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Point Forecast:
Sarasota FL
 27.33°N 82.55°W (Elev. 0 ft)
10:53 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
1pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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