TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Today was not AS hot, thanks to building clouds. Evening storms built up area wide, and will begin to fade after sunset. We saw heavy rainfall and minor flooding at times as a result.
Saturday starts off a little cloudy, but pleasant. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s for the early afternoon hours. There could be a few spotty storms early in the afternoon but the best chance for heavy rain will be in the evening between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. The rain fades overnight, leaving us with comfortable temperatures overnight and into Sunday morning.
Sunday is the slightly drier day of the weekend, with 50% chances for showers and storms, but the timing looks a little earlier, in the afternoon hours. So even though there may be fewer storms than Saturday, they may be more disruptive to your plans.
Slightly drier air starts to work its way in for the second half of the weekend and especially into next week. This will limit the coverage of showers and thunderstorms that develop each afternoon and evening.
Tropical Storm Fiona continues to move toward the Caribbean islands and the National Hurricane Center forecast calls for slight strengthening as it does. It looks like it will move near or over Puerto Rico late Saturday before passing through the Dominican Republic on Sunday and Monday.
It will then begin to turn to the north late Monday and into Tuesday but the timing of the turn is being watched closely. A later turn will bring the storm closer to the east coast of Florida, and an earlier turn will keep it well away from the state. There is some uncertainty on when exactly that turn will happen but most models to turn it early.
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