MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Umbrella alert day tomorrow, widespread downpours expected


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Flood Watch is in effect for Citrus and Hernando counties through Wednesday evening. Downpours will continue to push onshore from the Gulf of Mexico overnight, with the heaviest rainfall expected in Citrus and Hernando counties.

Wednesday is a Umbrella Alert Day because we expect widespread rounds of downpours that will be inconvenient and even prompt temporary flooding, especially in Hernando and Citrus counties. Expect 70% chances for showers.

We wake up to showers pushing onshore in our Northern Coastal counties. Throughout the day the downpours spread southward and eastward. We do not anticipate to begin to dry out until the evening hours. We will be slightly less hot because of all of the rain and clouds, topping out around 87°.

Thursday is a day of transition from westerly winds to easterly winds. Winds will be out of the South and we expect 40% chances for showers and storms as temperature top out around 90°.

By Friday, the weather pattern shifts, and winds start coming from the southeast. With this pattern, expect morning sunshine and late-day downpours that push toward the Gulf of Mexico.

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