High pressure, which has been the dominant feature in our weather pattern the past few days, will continue to have an influence this weekend across southwest Florida.
Expect a great weekend of weather for outdoor plans both Saturday and Sunday. Dry air in the upper levels should help to keep meaningful rain out of the picture this weekend. Any few showers that are able to get going Saturday and Sunday will be quick moving and not threaten weekend plans. Instead, count on breezy afternoon conditions to continue with winds out of the NE 7-13 mph expected with gusts near 20 mph on Saturday. Daytime high temperatures should peak in the low 80s under lots of sunshine.
The ridge of high pressure will begin to weaken some this weekend as a cold front pushes south and east. This should help to relax winds some over the coming days, and allow for improving boating conditions as well.
For the start of the work week, the relatively dry pattern will remain consistent. However, we will begin to notice an increase in our temperatures both morning and afternoons ahead of our next front. Dew points will also be climbing back to near 70, resulting in much less pleasant conditions outdoors. Our next front is expected to arrive in southwest Florida by late next week, increasing rain chances especially Thursday and Friday. Behind the front, a significant cool down is not expected. However, temperatures should come down closer to seasonal averages with generally dry weather expected next weekend.Read full story