MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Umbrella Alert Day Friday for heavy rain and possible strong storms

Forecast

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was gloomy and not-as-warm. Expect a few stray showers to move in from the Gulf this evening and overnight. Temperatures will sink down into the cool mid 60s under mostly cloudy skies.

Friday is an Umbrella Alert Day for rounds of showers and storms, some of which could be strong. Expect a wet and windy day, with the heaviest of the rain pushing through between noon to 6p.m. The heaviest areas of rainfall could amount to 1-2 inches of rain. expect gusty winds, generally in the 15-20 mph range. There is a low possibility of severe thunderstorms or an isolated tornado. As a result of all of the wet weather, temperatures will only warm into the mid 70s.

Once the low pressure dragging the rain across the state heads into the Atlantic, our weather begins to improve. A few showers linger into Saturday morning before the cooler air arrives.

Highs on Saturday will be in the low to mid 70s, and we drop into the 50s Saturday night. Despite lots of sunshine Sunday and Monday, highs will only be in the mid 70s, which is well below average for early November.

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