TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was warm & humid, with temperatures topping out at 89°. A few inland showers popped up, they will fade after sunset.
If you’re heading outdoors to watch the Lightning start Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Florida Panthers, it will feel muggy through the evening. For the official watch party in Thunder Alley outside of Amalie Arena, it should be dry. GO BOLTS!
Similar conditions are in place for Wednesday and Thursday with slim rain chances, mostly in inland areas, and highs near 90 degrees.
The big change happens on Friday as tropical moisture spreads up from the Caribbean. Rain chances increase to 50% Friday afternoon, and some heavy downpours are possible. Highs will still be in the upper 80s.
Off and on showers expected all day on Saturday. The rain chance is 70%. The extra rain and clouds keep highs in the mid-upper 80s. The tropical moisture lingers around into next week, so rain chances remain elevated.
In fact, this may transition us out of the dry season and into the rainy season that lasts into October.