TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was pretty nice! We enjoyed low humidity (rare for this time of the year!) and cloudier skies, the clouds saved us from hotter temperatures, we topped out in the upper 80s instead of the mid to low 90s. Our chances for rain were quite low also thanks to the drier air.

If you are headed out to cheer on our Bolts this evening, expect a lovely evening. Temperatures will be sinking down through the 80s during the game. We’ll see lower than normal levels of humidity and cloudier skies.

Lightning game time forecast.

Thursday starts out lovely again, in the upper 70s. Our low humidity will erode during the day, expect increasing levels of moisture in our area. Thursday starts off sunny and will warm quickly. We will be in the low 90s for most of the afternoon, briefly topping out in the mid 90s.

Westerly winds will build up to 7-12 mph and the westerly flow will stick around for the next few days. This change will define our forecast, causing warmer nights in the low 80s and earlier and more widespread chances for showers.

Chances for rain over the next 5 days.

Friday starts out in the muggy low 80s and warms up into the mid 90s. We may see a Heat Advisory issued for Friday afternoon. Our chances for showers build, they initialize over our inland counties and build back out to our coastline.

Our best rain chances are this weekend with 50% chances Saturday and 60% on Sunday. Our chances for rain are different thanks to the westerly winds. We will see a few showers getting pushed onshore by the westerly winds during the morning hours. The showers will build in coverage and intensity over our inland counties during the afternoon hours.

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