TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We’ve got more above average heat and scattered storms in the forecast for Labor Day.
A few clouds develop through midday, and storms increase during the afternoon. The rain chance is 50% and most of the storms develop after 3pm. Some of the storms will produce heavy downpours and frequent lightning.
Once the storms taper off tonight, lows will be in the mid 70s.
A similar day is expected tomorrow with sunny skies in the morning and a 50% chance of late-day thunderstorms. Highs will be closer to 90 degrees tomorrow and Wednesday.
Rain chances remain elevated through the end of the week.
TRACKING THE TROPICS: Tropical Depression 17 continues to churn in the central Atlantic, and it should strengthen to Tropical Storm Paulette. Long range models turn it north before getting near the U.S. coast. Tropical Depression 18 formed early Monday morning off the coast of Africa. It also stays out to sea as it strengthens to Tropical Storm Rene. A tropical wave off the Carolina coast has a 30% chance of development.