TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We saw more sunshine today, which made for a hotter afternoon, we topped out in the mid to low 90s. A few widely scattered storms fired up during the afternoon, but the most widespread and intense storms developed later, over our inland counties.
The inland showers fade a few hours after sunset, expect clearing skies overnight and temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Thursday starts off sunny & hot. The first chance for showers is a few isolated storms after the lunch hour along the sea breeze as it ventures inland.
When the east and west coast sea breezes collide near the center of the state, that’s when the heaviest and most widespread storms are expected. That should happen in the early evening hours. A few showers will begin to drift back west and fizzle out after sunset.
Temperatures climb quickly through the morning, and afternoon highs will be in the low 90s.
Friday’s heaviest rain will set up a little closer to I-75 in the evening, and we’ll get fewer afternoon storms during the weekend. That means, it will be hotter with highs in the low-mid 90s.
We’re watching three areas in the Atlantic with medium to high chances to develop. The area most likely to for first is in the north central Atlantic. It will most likely take the next name on the list, Danielle. It is expected to remain out over the open Atlantic not moving very much before fading.
It does not look like the tropical wave that will likely develop in the central Atlantic will have much impact on us. The National Hurricane Center is giving it an 80% chance of becoming a tropical depression or a tropical storm, but the computer models turn it north before reaching the Bahamas.
Stay weather aware on the go with the free Max Defender 8 Weather app. You can also sign up to get daily forecast newsletters and weather alert emails sent to your inbox.