Breezy weekend ahead! Friday and Saturday are a little more difficult to predict for different reasons. Friday looks like it has good potential for wind in the early morning and later in the afternoon (sea breeze). How strong Friday’s afternoon sea breeze will be is to be determined. iKitesurf’s “plus” forecast is accurate in predicting sea breezes. Saturday has a 80% chance for rain. We don’t feel that it will rain all day, but it will affect the wind.
Friday – 10-15 kts out of the NE in the morning until about 11am. Winds will die off and switch to the NW in the afternoon. Keep an eye on the Clearwater sensor to see what time the sea breeze picks up and how strong it will be.
Saturday – This is difficult to predict due to the storms. There is a good chance for clean wind as long as the rain holds off. Best case scenario is wind in the morning with rain coming in in the afternoon hours.
Keep an eye on the radars and watch the live sensors. Make sure there are no storms causing the wind. Storms can create brief and gusty conditions. We use Baynews 9 and iKitesurf to stay up to date.
Sunday – The rain moves off and it looks clear and breezy on Sunday! This looks like a great day to get out on the water. 15 – 20 kts out of the northeast. Winds may drop early afternoon and then pick up again at sunset.