TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Today was hot, under mostly sunny skies we topping out in the low 90s. We had a few isolated coastal storms fire up early in the afternoon, but the main area of storms will form over our inland counties, especially just to the east of I-75. The storms will drift slowly west, we expect an evening round of showers and storms fading as they approach our coastline. They’ll be a bit more scattered today as compared to the past couple of days where they were just focused mainly along the coast.
The storms will cool us down out of the 90s, and we will hover in the upper 70s and low 80s overnight.
Friday starts off muggy and sunny. We will warm quickly into the upper 80s and low 90s by the mid afternoon. We have an isolated chance for a coastal shower during the early afternoon hours. The better chances for showers and storms fires up over our inland counties during the mid to late afternoon hours and drifts towards the coastline. Any showers that do make it to the coastline will be closer to the evening hours.
The elevated rain chances will stick around through the holiday weekend with a 60% chance of late afternoon and evening scattered showers and thunderstorms each day.
Temperatures will stay hot and humid as well with highs and the load of mid-90s.
The tropics remain quite active with three potential areas of possible development. Closest to home in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, showers and thunderstorms have a medium chance of organizing into a very weak area of low pressure before it moves on to the Texas coastline bringing heavy rainfall. This is not a threat to the state of Florida and even if it does develop it will be very weak and heavy rain will be more of a concern.
Potential tropical cyclone two continues to move through the southern Caribbean and is still expected to become a tropical storm as it moves west, saying well south of the United states.
Another tropical wave behind potential tropical cyclone two has a low chance of development over the next 5 days this one is also expected to stay well south of the United states.