TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was cloudy and warm, with later chances for showers and storms building this evening. We have abundant moisture in our atmosphere and very light, to nonexistent winds. In combination, that will result in potential flooding thanks to slow moving downpours.
Overnight the rain will fade and we will be cloudy and muggy. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Chances for rain are high again on Tuesday, at 60%. The first showers develop with the sea breeze near the coast just after lunchtime. The coverage and intensity of the storms increases, and we’ll have widespread heavy rain just before sunset.
Showers may start earlier in the day Wednesday for us with rain spreading off the Gulf of Mexico. The rain chance will be 60% in the middle of the day, and we shouldn’t see as many heavy late storms.
We return to typical late afternoon and evening storms Thursday, and highs stay in the low 90s. We remain in that pattern through the weekend.
The tropics have become more active in the last few days. One tropical wave now has an 80% chance of developing into the next tropical storm as it heads northwest during the next five days. Most of the computer models take this toward the Bahamas before turning it more north in the middle of next week.
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