MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Cooling slowly with later round of storms fading


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was another HOT day. We topped out in the record challenging low to mid 90s, with “feels like” temperatures closer to 105-108°. Areas that miss out on the late firing round of early evening storms will be slow to cool overnight. The storms should fade or push offshore after sunset.

Overnight the skies will clear and temperatures will sink down to around 80°.

A few storms develop late this afternoon and into the evening. There’s a 30% chance of rain, but those showers happen after the hottest part of the day, so they don’t help cool it down.

On Friday, the rain chance increases slightly to 40%. The coverage of afternoon storms will be higher, and a few of the storms form earlier in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low-mid 90s.

Drier air in the upper levels of the atmosphere will limit storm coverage through the weekend. Saturday’s rain chance is 30%, and there’s just a 20% chance on Sunday. It stays hot with highs in the low to mid 90s each day.

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