MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Showers fading this evening, hint of Fall later this week

Forecast

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Expect a cloudy night as the showers fade after sunset. Temperatures will make it down into the mid to upper 70s.

We wake up to a few coastal showers in Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. Those coastal showers drift south and onshore during the morning into the mid day. Expect lunchtime showers in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. For the afternoon the chances for rain will shift inland, and showers and storms will be east of I=75 through sunset.

The first hint of Fall looms to the north and west of us- a cold front will bring cooler temperatures and drier air into Northern Florida, but the front is expected to stall out near us, meaning we won’t see the crisp, cooler air. It does look like we will see overnight lows dipping into the low 70s as we head into the weekend. That will feel like a hint of Fall, but we miss out on the full-on taste of Fall.

We will continue to get scattered afternoon showers through the end of the week with highs near 90 degrees. There are some hints of drier air early next week.

It’s busy in the tropics. Tropical Storm Rose should stay out to sea, and Tropical Storm Peter also should make a turn to stay in the open waters of the Atlantic.

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