Soggy, humid weekend to continue Sunday

MANATEE -- The overall weather pattern remains unchanged for Sunday as mid-level ridging will remain over Florida and the subtropical ridge axis near the surface holds across the peninsula out into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

A trough associated with Tropical Depression Bill, however, will move over the southeastern United States, and this will suppress the ridge axis south some with a more west to northwest flow across the region, according to Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kamarik.

In general, Sunday will start out partly cloudy, warm and muggy with isolated storms close to the coast.

The best coverage of storms will be over interior counties during the late afternoon and evening hours. Rain chances will range up to 30 percent close to the coast to 60 percent over the interior Sunday.

The tropics are quiet.