TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Flood Advisory was issued for parts of Hillsborough County Friday evening until 11:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Minor flooding is expected in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Radar indicated heavy rain that passed over the Tampa Bay area earlier Friday evening, leaving between 1 and 3 inches of rainfall. Up to 1 inch of additional rainfall is expected.

Flood areas include Tampa, Tampa International Airport, Egypt Lake-Leto, Raymond James Stadium, and Soho.

This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this story can be found below:


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We topped out in the scorching mid 90s this afternoon, with building storms as we made our way through the evening hours. Slow moving storms will drift towards the Gulf this evening, fading after sunset.

Saturday starts off sunny and warms quickly, climbing into the mid to low 90s. A few spotty showers are possible in the early afternoon, but more widespread downpours are expected during the late afternoon and into the evening. The evening storms will push toward I-75 and the coast before eventually dissipating.

Chances for rain over the next 5 days.

It’s a similar pattern with late day storms heading toward the Gulf of Mexico Sunday. Fewer storms are expected thanks to drier air over our area, but there will still be scattered downpours. Highs remain in the mid 90s.

Next week, typical afternoon thunderstorms stay in the forecast, and highs will be in the low 90s. We see 60% coverage of afternoon and evening downpours on Monday and Tuesday. Even more widespread showers and storms are expected on Wednesday, raising your rain chances to 70%. That does not mean it will rain all day, but it does mean most areas will see rain.

8 day forecast.

Drier air moves in on Thursday and Friday, limiting, but not eliminating our showers, making for 30% chances for afternoon showers.

Still no tropical activity developing across the Atlantic Basin for the next five days.

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