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Fire-weather warning in effect Sunday

Fire-weather warning in effect Sunday

By Liza Fernandez. CREATED Nov 3, 2013

RUSKIN, Fla. - A pleasant but breezy start to the week after a cold front brings cooler, drier weather to Southwest Florida. High pressure moves in with gusty northeasterly winds prompting a fire-weather warning for parts of the area as well. Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties are under the warning through 7 pm Sunday, but fire weather could erupt elsewhere. Otherwise expect winds between 10 and 20 mph through Tuesday, gusting up to 25 mph. 

Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny with highs ranging from about 80 for the beaches to the mid 80s inland. The next few nights will be coolish with lows running from the upper 50s inland to the upper 60s for the beaches, most of us will see lows in the low 60s.

Humidity and the chance for rain gradually increase for the middle of the week as high pressure moves east into the Atlantic, shifting winds out of the east as well.