MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Drier, warm night. Watching Hurricane Elsa


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We topped out at 88° today and saw coastal showers wandering onshore with our westerly winds. The showers are drying out for the evening and we are a tad warmer, in the low 80s. We will sink down into the upper 70s overnight.

Saturday starts out with a chance for coastal showers, westerly winds will push these showers onshore and inland during the day. The day will be steamy, topping out in the upper 80s with 50% chances for showers. The coastline will be drier during the evening hours.

Fewer showers expected for July 4th and 5th. The rain chance drops to 40%. It will be slightly warmer with temperatures climbing to the low 90s.

Next week’s forecast will depend on the track of Tropical Storm Elsa. The current forecast keeps it a tropical storm through the Caribbean and heading north of Cuba early next week. Not all the models agree on where the system will be next week, so we need to keep a close eye on it through the holiday weekend.

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