MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Storms rumbling towards the coastline

Forecast

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hot, topping out in the upper 80s. Thanks to our easterly flow, showers and thunderstorms fired up during the afternoon over inland counties and are drifting westward towards the coastline this evening. Expect heavy downpours and a few thunderstorms to push offshore later during the evening.

Overnight we will dry out, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures will sink down into the mid 70s.

Friday begins with mostly cloudy skies and muggy mid 70s. Expect a quick warm up into the upper 80s, with building chances for afternoon and evening showers & storms. We will initially see inland showers and storms, but they will drift westward across our area during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Saturday will be just a tad drier, with 40% chances for afternoon downpours. Temperature will be hot, topping out in the low 90s.

Sunday now looks like the drier day of the week, with only 20% chances for a few isolated showers. As a result of the drier air, expect warmer than average temperatures topping out around 93°.

Monday looks equally hot with a few afternoon showers. Bigger chances for rain are back in our forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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