MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Storms fade over inland areas, muggy & warm overnight


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We topped out at 90 degrees today, thanks to persistent clouds and afternoon showers and storms. The inland storms will fade overnight, there is a chance for a late night round of showers for Highlands and Polk counties, fading around midnight. Temperatures will sink slowly down into the upper 70s.

Tuesday starts off a little on the cloudy side. Expect to warm up to around 90 degrees, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially at and after 5p.m. The latter portion of the storms will be to the east of I-75.

Wednesday looks similar, with 40% chances for afternoon showers and storms, but a tad more daytime sunshine will make for warmer afternoon temperatures.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny and hot, with temperatures beginning in the upper 70s and warming well into the low to mid 90s. There will be a few isolated showers and storms firing up during the afternoon hours.

The weekend forecast doesn’t look like it holds any surprises at this point, with slightly better chances for afternoon showers on Saturday than on Sunday.


We are watching what’s left of Henri bringing lots of rain as it moves through New England and will exit the coast of Maine. There are also three areas with medium chances to develop over the next 5 days. None of the areas pose a direct threat to the Tampa Bay area, but we are approaching the peak of the season in early-mid September.

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