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Rain for the Northwest

An unseasonably cool weather pattern is predicted for the remainder of the work week for portions of the Northwest. This will bring welcomed rain showers to portions of this region of the country as crews continue to fight large wildfires.
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Current conditions at

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

Lat: 27.4°NLon: 82.56°WElev: 30ft.

Fair

82°F

28°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed N 3 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 2 Sep 11:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Palmetto FL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 77 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 98. Light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Sunny
    then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. North wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 77 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light north wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Calm wind.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 98. Light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5 to 8 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
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light north wind. 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 75. East northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Labor Day
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Palmetto FL
 27.51°N 82.58°W (Elev. 0 ft)
10:47 pm EDT Sep 2, 2015
12am EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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