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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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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

81°F

27°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 5 Sep 9:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNW Samoset FL

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 98. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph 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: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east after midnight.  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: 74 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind around 7 mph becoming east 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: 74 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.  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

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 98. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph 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.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east after midnight. 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, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. 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, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind around 7 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Labor Day
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNW Samoset FL
 27.51°N 82.56°W (Elev. 3 ft)
3:34 am EDT Sep 5, 2015
10am EDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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