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Past articles by John:

Cooler weather for the Suncoast

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The latest cold front will continue to push south of the Suncoast today and high pressure will build in. Winds will be breezy out of the northeast. Drier and cooler air will be carried in by the winds and our daytime high temperatures will be in the mid-80s. Dew points -- the measure of moisture in the air -- will continue to fall, become drier, all day long and into… → Read More

Backdoor cold front will make its way past us today

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A backdoor cold front is so named because it approaches front the opposite direction of most cold front. Usually they arrive by sinking southeast from the northwest. However, today the cold front will approach from the northeast and sink toward the southwest. Behind the front is an area of high pressure that will direct our winds out of the northeast and draw down some… → Read More

Several cold fronts will bring changing weather this week and next

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - High pressure will overtake a stalled front, washing it away, and setting in to motion a weather pattern ensuring sunny skies and warm temperatures for several days. Our daytime highs will be warmer than normal by as much as 8 degrees. We will stay humid for several days as our winds will continue with a west component. But winds will also twist a bit more northerly,… → Read More

Building high-pressure will bring tranquil weather and then a wind shift will follow that many will enjoy.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The stalled front that caused moisture to pool in the center of the state yesterday has all but washed away today. High pressure front the eastern Gulf waters will build in and provide a mostly dry start to the work week. The high will cause winds to blow out of the northwest and, therefore, red tide respiratory irritation is forecast to remain a problem for the first… → Read More

A gusty wind is in the forecast today with local Suncoast impacts

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A high-pressure area to our south has been bringing a somewhat consistent south to southwest wind, sunny skies, and warm rain free days. A pattern change is about to take place that will alter all but one of those characteristics. This will be due to an approaching cold front at will chip away at the high and push it eastward, away from Florida. The cold front is tied to… → Read More

Changes in the weather will start to occur late today

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A powerful storm system will move through the Deep South today with the threat of severe weather including very large hail, damaging winds, and strong tornadoes. The bullseye for the threat stretches from eastern Texas northeast into Tennessee and Mississippi. Most of the energy of the system will lift off to the northeast, spreading rain, snow, and ice into the plains,… → Read More

Temperatures continue to warm with west winds blowing

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - High pressure continues to remain in place and direct our winds out of the west today. Humidity stays high and red tide remains an issue. There is no trigger in the atmosphere to cause rain and, once again today, we stay dry. We will add a degree or two on to our daytime high, coming in about 84. Some relief from the west wind may occur overnight as the high repositions… → Read More

Get ready for another week of dry and warm weather

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Over the next few days, the mornings will have a chance for some patchy fog. That will be the most problematic part of an otherwise calm and quiet weather pattern. Temperatures will remain on the warm side of the average, and we can expect afternoons of about 81 to 83 degrees into the end of the work week. Skies will be mostly sunny this week as a strong area of… → Read More

We are back in the 80s today

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Daytime high temperatures will continue to rise today and this afternoon gets into the 80s. Winds will become more southerly in direction and continue to blow lightly. With the south wind, the humidity will increase a bit, and we’ll watch for morning fog formation. Despite the additional moisture and added humidity, our skies will remain dry. By Thursday, our winds will… → Read More

High pressure brings clear skies

No rain is expected this week. → Read More

Cold front arrives today

Mostly sunny today with cooler air in place tomorrow. → Read More

Warmer weather on the way for the next few days

Several picture perfect days ahead. → Read More

Noticeable changes will occur in our weather today

Cold front moves into Central Florida today with a risk of strong storms. → Read More

One more sunny day before clouds begin to build and our weather changes

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Another day with sunny skies and mild temperatures is in today’s forecast. There will be noticeable differences in today’s weather, however. Astute weather watchers will notice an increasingly southerly wind begin to cause the humidity to rise, as moisture is transported from the south. We will still have plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures, with highs in the low… → Read More

A robust cold front moving east will soon bring a Suncoast cool down

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A severe weather outbreak is possible along the northern Gulf Coast today. It will include the possibility of damaging winds, tornadoes, and possibly hail as strong storms develop and move through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The energy associated with this system will lift off toward the northeast and develop into a significant winter storm for the Great Lakes,… → Read More

Warmer today and staying warm for several days

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A area of high pressure will expand across the Suncoast today and provide us with an easterly or even southeasterly wind. That wind will continue the warm-up we started yesterday and by the afternoon our temperatures will climb to the low 80s. The air will continue to be pleasantly dry and rainfall will be nonexistent. This warm and low humidity air will continue in place… → Read More

A sunny, warm forecast, before late week changes

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Unsettled weather to our south will tend to leave us alone and high pressure will build in over the next few days. As this happens, our weather will be mostly sunny and rain-free. Winds will turn to the east and a warmup will begin. Today will be much warmer than the weekend, and highs today will approach 80. Over the next few days, the temperatures will bump up several… → Read More

Slow warm-up starts today

Expect the breezy conditions to continue. → Read More

Expect several chilly nights for the Suncoast

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - As todays cold front sinks south and out of the area, winds have shifted to the north and cooler and drier air is moving in. Gusty winds are in today’s forecast prompting a Rip Current Statement to be issued advising all Suncoast residents of the dangers of the wind driven waters. Although the skies are clearing and sunshine will be present each day in the forecast for… → Read More

Next cold front will move in tonight

Cold front on the way. → Read More