TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was cloudy and warm, with temperatures topping out in the upper 80 and low 90s. We saw a few late day showers and storms firing up over our inland areas, they will fade after sunset.

Tonight will be muggy and slow to cool, getting down into the mid 70s overnight.

Friday kicks off a wetter weather pattern. We wake up to a round of showers drifting into our southern counties. Those showers will fade by the mid morning hours. The next chance for showers in our forecast on Friday fires up along the sea breeze during the early afternoon, which will be around I-75 at that time. From that point, the showers and storms build and become widespread to the east of I-75. As we head into the evening hours the rain builds back to the west out to the coastline. Friday night into Saturday morning we expect passing downpours.

Chances for rain over the next 5 days.

The showers linger into Friday night and Saturday morning. While it will not rain all day on Saturday, off and on storms are possible. In fact, if you add up the potential rain over the next three days, some areas could get as much as 2-4 inches. That won’t be the case for the entire Tampa Bay area, but we’ll watch for some heavier downpours that could set up in spots.

It remains muggy with highs in the upper 80s for Friday and the weekend. Next week, it looks like we’re firmly planted in our summer rainy pattern. Each day has a 40% chance of afternoon and evening storms with highs near 90.