TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The afternoon showers were more wisely scattered today than the previous days, thanks to drier air beginning to move into our area. The showers should fade around sunset.
Overnight we will clear out and cool down slightly, as the drier, cooler air moves in. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s when you wake up on Saturday.
The drier air will lower our humidity, clear our skies out, and dry us out for the entirety of the holiday weekend. With the cool overnight temperatures and the mild afternoon temperatures and lack or rain, this Memorial Day weekend weather is the best we’ve seen in at least the last 30 years (Our new intern Hunter checked all 30 years!) For comparison, last year on Memorial Day we hit 96° and got 1.65″ of rain.
Once again, afternoon highs will be below average. We stay in the mid 80s this afternoon. Today is the first day of the year when the average high is 90 degrees.
Drier air continues to spread south tonight, and we will notice the lower humidity by tomorrow morning. Saturday will be a real treat with highs in the mid 80s, lots of sunshine, lower humidity and basically rain-free. If you don’t have outdoor plans, you should make them.
The humidity stays lows throughout the Memorial Day Weekend. While we can’t rule out a stray afternoon shower, the rain chance is quite low for this time of year.
Rain chances and humidity gradually build back next week.