TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We topped out at 88° this afternoon before a few widely scattered downpours fired up, dropping some much needed rainfall, including over downtown and South Tampa.
The rain begins to fade around sunset. After that skies will slowly clear overnight as temperatures sink down into the cool upper 60s early Friday.
Friday starts off lovely, in the upper 60s with slightly lower humidity. Temperatures will warm into the upper 80s with building afternoon clouds. Expect another round of afternoon showers and storms, firing up over inland counties and drifting westward out to our coastline. The chances for rain peak between 4-8 p.m. We dry out by 10 p.m. Friday night.
Saturday starts out lovely- in the upper 60s. Expect mostly sunny skies turning partly cloudy as we head into the afternoon hours. We expect another widespread round of afternoon showers and storms firing up after 3 p.m. and drifting towards the coastline. The rain fades around sunset and we will slowly cool down again overnight.
Sunday’s rain chances are not much lower, but the downpours will be a tad more limited than Saturday. It is still a afternoon into evening time frame for the showers to fire up, so keep an eye on the radar if you have outside plans Sunday afternoon.
We certainly have a “summer-feel” to the air for the rest of the week and into next week. Afternoon highs stay in the mid-upper 80s with slightly higher humidity. We’re not up to July heat and humidity, but it’s warm for the spring.