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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

84°F

29°C

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed SW 13 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1014.4 mb)
Dewpoint 77°F (25°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index94°F (34°C)
Last update 30 Jul 3:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Palmetto FL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 98. West southwest wind around 11 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: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southwest wind around 7 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: 77 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 78 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 78 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind around 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 98. West southwest wind around 11 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, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 9 mph.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind around 7 mph.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
Palmetto FL
 27.51°N 82.58°W (Elev. 0 ft)
2:49 pm EDT Jul 30, 2015
4pm EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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