TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today we saw some much-needed rain, most areas saw less than a tenth of an inch, but isolated areas, like Ruskin, saw much more. Ruskin broke it’s daily rainfall record for today, it picked up .81″ of rain, breaking the previous record for today of .53″ of rain from 1997.
This evening the showers will eventually push offshore and temperatures will be in the cool upper 60s and low 70s.
Rain chances increase to 60% tomorrow, and we could get rounds of rain. Watch for some rain in the morning and another round later in the day. If you drew a line from Sarasota to Lakeland, most of the rain will be to the south of that line.
An area of low pressure arrives Thursday, and keeps rain chances high. There’s a 70% chance of off and on downpours Thursday.
As the low pressure pushes north and east of Florida, rain chances drop significantly for Friday and the weekend.
Highs remain close to average in the upper 70s to low 80s through this week and into next week, but it will be quite gusty through Thursday.