TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was overcast and not AS hot, we stayed in the 80s during the afternoon. The plume of Saharan dust continues over the state of Florida. This dusty air limited the number of afternoon storms that developed today.

The few storms that did form were mainly over our inland areas and will fade near sunset. Temperatures will be slow to cool this evening, but eventually settle into the upper 70s and low 80s.

The dust lingers tomorrow, but it dissipates by the weekend allowing more storms to form.

Friday’s rain chance is 40% in the afternoon and evening. The storms form and push toward the coast in the evening. Highs will be in the mid 90s again tomorrow.

We should get even more rain on Saturday with a 50% chance of afternoon downpours and highs in the low 90s.

Next week, a stalled cold front to our north will lead to higher rain chances. Those showers are possible in both the morning and afternoon with the increased moisture across the state.

The earlier downpours help keep highs in the low 90s through the middle of next week.

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