MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Spotty showers fade, breezy and muggy overnight


TAMPA, Fla – Elsa is headed through Georgia into the Carolinas this evening, but a few trails of spotty showers are drifting northeastward across our area this evening. We can’t rule out a shower or two downtown for the Bolts’ game tonight, but rain chances diminish during the game. Post game celebrations should be mostly dry, breezy, and muggy.

Thursday will be a transition day with winds still coming out of the southwest. A few spotty morning showers will possible near the coast which could move inland through the afternoon. Rain chances will be at 50%. temperatures will climb into the upper 80s.

Friday we wake up to calm winds and partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will warm into the low 90s and easterly winds begin to develop. The chances for showers on Friday are split- part of the showers will fire up around I-75 where the sea breeze from the Gulf collides with our general easterly winds and the other showers will arrive later, pushed westward across the state by the general easterly winds.

The weekend looks similar, with general easterly and southeasterly winds, hot temperatures topping out will into the low 90s, and scattered chances for showers and storms.

Next week dries out a bit to start, but rain chances build back in quickly.

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