TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)- Happy weekend! We start the day out with low humidity, feeling crisp and starting out in the cool 60s. Expect gorgeous, sunny skies and a gentle warm up. We’ll be in the mid 80s by the midday and we’ll top out in the upper 80s. There is no chance for showers today.
Tropical Storm Ophelia is making landfall in North Carolina today, bringing lots of rain to the East Coast. Air circulates in a counter-clockwise motion around low pressure systems like Ophelia, as a result slightly cooler, drier air is being pulled down across the state, improving our weekend weather forecast with a dose of low humidity.
The humidity is at its lowest on Saturday, which is the official first day of Fall. Expect to feel especially lovely Saturday evening, drier air cools down more quickly than more humid air, so we’ll start feeling cool just after sunset.
Sunday will still be mostly dry, but humidity begins to creep up from the south again. We will see a few showers in our southern counties around and just after sunset.
Monday we are back to business as usual humidity-wise. We wake up in the mid to low 70s and warm into the low 90s with widespread chances for afternoon showers.
Tailgating for the Bucs game will most likely get swiped by a shower. As we approach game time, chances for rain get lower, but we will not be completely dry until the 9-10 p.m. time range
Next week we see much needed chances for rain each day, afternoon highs will hover around the 90° mark.