MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Coastal showers possible overnight, drying out some on Friday


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The bulk of the rain on Max Defender 8 right now is out over the Gulf, some of the showers are drifting onshore and that possibility continues overnight.

A Flood Watch is in effect for Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota through this evening. Additional rain on a saturated ground could produce street flooding. Flooding is already occurring in some areas there.

Tonight most of us dry out with the possibility of coastal showers. Expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

The wind pattern finally shifts tomorrow, and we start getting a flow from the southeast. That will limit the number of storms in the morning. The best chances for showers Friday morning are in coastal Citrus, Pasco, and Hernando counties. Overall, tomorrow’s rain chance drops to 30%. Through the weekend and and into next week we have typical summer storms that form in the late afternoon hours.

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