MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Warm and muggy night with fading inland showers


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hot, topping out in the low 90s with scattered showers, earlier along the coast and later over inland areas. The onshore flow tonight keeps us warm and humid, with an overnight low around 80°.

The onshore flow continues for the forecastable future, meaning we can expect showers starting near the coast and spreading inland through the day. By the evening, most of the rain is on Florida’s east coast.

Heavy downpours and minor, temporary flooding are possible- we have high levels of moisture in the atmosphere, so when storms do fire up, they drop more rain. The winds are also light, so the storms are slow-moving, producing heavier rainfall.

When it’s not raining, it’s hot and humid. Highs reach the low 90s with heat index values 100-105. It stays muggy through the evening with lows in the upper 70s.

The pattern persists tomorrow, so expect some morning coastal showers and a 40% chance of afternoon storms. Highs will be back in the low 90s.

The rain chance drops slightly Friday and the weekend to 30%.

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