MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Breezy, dry evening- weekend looks perfect


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was warm, we topped out in the upper 80s and low 90s with gusty easterly winds. This evening will be lovely again thanks to low humidity, comfortable temperatures, and a nice breeze.

The lack of rain over the past two weeks, current dry air and lower humidity, and gusty winds all contribute to a higher fire danger for our area and a red flag warning for many of our counties.

Expect mostly clear skies and a breezy night with lows in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

We warm into the low 90s Friday, and it will still be windy at times with plenty of sunshine.

Expect just a few passing clouds this weekend, and highs will be near 90 Saturday and Sunday. The gusty easterly winds will begin to relax on Sunday.

The hot, dry pattern continues into early next week. The humidity begins to build by the middle of next week which may add some showers by Thursday. We’ll see a decent sea breeze developing by the end of the week, which could act as a focal point of the afternoon showers and storms.

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