MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Scattered showers drift towards coastline

Forecast

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today we had a few more clouds during the afternoon and scattered downpours drifting towards the coastline this afternoon.

Tonight the showers will slowly fade or drift offshore. Expect slowly clearing skies and temperatures sinking down into the mid to low 70s.

Thursday begins with partly cloudy skies and warms up into the upper 80s. Expect 40% chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, firing up during the late afternoon, mainly to the east of I-75 where our sea breeze will collide with the easterly flow.

Friday we expect deeper moisture across our area, resulting in a higher concentration of showers and heavier rainfall amounts. Expect 50% chances for afternoon showers and afternoon temperatures topping out in the upper 80s.

For the weekend, Saturday will be the slightly wetter day of the weekend, with 50% chances for afternoon downpours after we hit 88° during the afternoon.

Sunday starts off in the mid 70s and warms up to 90° with 40% chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

The abundant atmospheric moisture over our state begins to thin out a bit next week, resulting in lower, more isolated chances for afternoon showers. The drier conditions allow for warmer afternoon temperatures, topping out in the low 90s.

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