TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today’s intense storms fired up earlier in the afternoon, and as a result they cleared out earlier- leaving us with pleasant temperatures thanks to the rain and cloudy skies, overall it should be rather lovely.

The storms were quite intense – we saw a wind gust of 58 mph and some street flooding, especially in Pasco and Hernando counties. Before the rain moved in we topped out in the low 90s.

Tonight we will hover in the upper 70s and low 80s with clearing skies overnight.

Wednesday starts out beautifully, with sunny skies and warming temperatures. We expect 60% coverage of early afternoon storms again, peaking in our coastal counties between 2-5 and over our inland counties between 4-7 p.m. That leaves us with another lovely evening with mostly dry but not too hot conditions.

Thursday drier air arrives and rain chances drop significantly. We only have a 20% chance of afternoon storms Thursday and Friday. With the extra sunshine, highs return to the mid 90s.

Just a couple of afternoon storms expected through the weekend. The rain chance is 40% Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid 90s.

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