TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hot! We topped out at 94° and a few scattered evening storms build over our inland counties through sunset.

Temperatures will cool slowly this evening, down into the upper 70s. Expect clearing skies and muggy conditions overnight.

Expect a similar storm pattern tomorrow with rain chances increasing to 40% by the early evening. Highs will still be in the low-mid 90s.

We start a pattern shift on Wednesday. It’ll still start out dry, but the afternoon and evening storms drift inland rather than toward the gulf. That happens because of a stronger breeze from the southwest.

The southwest wind flow pushes showers onto the coast Thursday morning, and the rain chance goes up to 60% in the middle of the day. We get earlier showers on Friday and through the weekend as well.

With less sunshine around, highs will be near 90 degrees for the end of the week.

It’s active in the tropics right now, but no systems are forecast to impact the U.S. Hurricane Danielle in the northern Atlantic may get close to Europe. Tropical Storm Earl should strengthen to a hurricane as it gets near Bemuda, and a tropical wave near Africa has a 5weath0% chance of developing in the next five days.

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