The perfect skies and cool temperatures will come to an end Monday.
As the workweek gets started, the temperatures will rise and the rain will return. Manatee County can expect a high of 85 and a low of 68 this Monday with similar temp swings throughout the work week.
The reprieve from the heat and humidity came courtesy of a cold front that made its way south from Canada. The relief stretched through Sunday.
Clouds return Monday night in time for scattered showers Tuesday and a rainy forecast through Friday.
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David Ross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a broad low-pressure system making its way north from the Gulf of Mexico is bringing the upcoming week’s wet weather.
The forecast calls for lows in the mid-70s and highs in the low-80s, with a return of higher humidity.
And no, there will not be another break in the back-to-normal weather pattern anytime soon.
“For now, there’s nothing in the forecast quite like what we saw this past week,” Ross said.
But the transition from rainy season to dry season will bring drier air and more comfortable temperatures toward the end of the month.