MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Hot with isolated showers

Forecast

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was HOT, we topped out at 94° with heat index temperatures closer to 100°. Only a few isolated downpours fired up and they will fade or be offshore shortly after sunset.

The drier air over us right now is limiting our potential for showers and will be persistent this week. Higher than average afternoon temperatures are also a result of the drier air. We expect more moist air to return throughout the weekend.

Wednesday will be the driest and the hottest day, with mostly sunny skies, mid to low 90s, and only a 10% chance for a stray shower.

We get back to a 20% chance for afternoon showers Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Highs remain in the low 90s.

Sunday will be the slightly wetter day of the weekend, with 30% chances for scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Expect afternoon temperatures to to out around 90°.

Moisture increases again early next week, so rain chances go back to normal, and afternoon highs will be kept near 90 degrees.

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