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Happy Thanksgiving from ABC7!

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Happy Thanksgiving from ABC7! Click to see what all our News and Weather staff are thankful for this year! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!! Copyright 2022 WWSB. All rights reserved. → Read More

Discovering the Fruit Trees of the Suncoast!

Carambola, better known as star fruit, looks like a star when you cut it → Read More

Discovering the old Sarasota High School coming back to the future!

The Sarasota Art Museum is one of the newest museums in the entire country. → Read More

Discovering the Epiphytes (Air Plants) of the Suncoast

The world's largest scientific collection of epiphytes is right here on the Suncoast! → Read More

Discovering the Autumn Bugs of the Suncoast

The cicadas in Florida are special, compared to the rest of the country! → Read More

5 a.m. update - Ian downgraded to a tropical storm

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Peak winds for Ian are 65 mph Thursday morning, making Ian a tropical storm. It is 40 miles southeast of Orlando. The storm will head out into the Atlantic, then curve to the northwest making a second landfall in South Carolina. Winds for the Suncoast will still gust over 40 mph today, but conditions are much improved. Over 2.5 million people across the state are without… → Read More

LANDFALL: Ian comes ashore at Cayo Costa

Winds will increase across the Suncoast through the afternoon and stay at peak levels overnight → Read More

5 a.m. update: Hurricane Ian getting closer to the Suncoast, landfall later today

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Hurricane Ian is moving north-northeast at 10 mph. At 5 a.m., it is 105 miles southwest of Punta Gorda. It is a Category 4 storm with highest sustained winds of 140 mph. Winds will increase across the Suncoast through the day and stay at peak levels overnight. Heavy flooding rains will also occur with this storm. Downed trees and power lines are likely Wednesday into… → Read More

5 p.m. update: Hurricane Ian continues collision course with Suncoast

Hurricane Ian is going to cause widespread devastation on the Suncoast → Read More

2 p.m. update: Hurricane Ian entering Gulf of Mexico, heading to the Suncoast

Hurricane Ian is going to cause widespread devastation on the Suncoast → Read More

10 a.m. update: National Hurricane Center expecting landfall near Venice near 8 p.m. Wednesday

On its current projected track, Ian could make landfall Wednesday night in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay area → Read More

Discovering the Suncoast - Moving the priceless history of the Suncoast!

The history of the suncoast - priceless artifacts - are going on a road trip! Twice! → Read More

Discovering the Selbys of the Suncoast

At the time, that Mr. Selby set up the foundation, it was it was a novel thing to do → Read More

Discovering the Art Bikes of the Suncoast

Meet the man who wants to spread peace, laughter and love across the Suncoast → Read More

A rare August with no tropical storms

Why no tropical storms this August? → Read More

How safe do you feel driving I-75?

The faster you go, the higher probability that something bad can happen → Read More

No Umbrella Tuesday!

Rain chances are low Tuesday, then a little higher from Wednesday to Friday → Read More

A few showers and storms, but not your typical August Monday!

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - One band of showers is bringing rain and lightning to the northern parts of the Suncoast to start the day. In rainy season, we typically have late afternoon storms. But today, our best chance for rain comes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. By 4 p.m., most showers are done for the day and rain chances stay low into Tuesday and Wednesday. More moisture gradually returns during the… → Read More

Afternoon storms return for the weekend!

Our dry Sarahan dust is still overhead for Friday. That means one more day with little thunderstorm activity → Read More

Tropics are showing some signs of life!

Drier air keeps afternoon storms at a minimum today, Friday, and possibly Saturday → Read More