MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Southern, inland showers fade tonight, less humid weekend on the way


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Southern, inland showers may persist through sunset, but should fade after that. Expect clearing skies overnight and temperatures sinking down into the mid 70s.

Saturday begins feeling a tad nicer, in the mid 70s with slightly less humidity. Expect a quick warm up with mostly sunny skies, afternoon temperatures will be toasty, in the low 90s.. There is a 30% chance for late afternoon/evening showers and storms to fire up in our southern, inland counties. They should fade after sunset.

Sunday will be a little nicer, the front over us drifts a little further south, bringing drier air across us. Our chances for southern showers dip to 10%. Expect warm, less humid, sunny conditions topping out in the low 90s.

Sunday night kicks off the even nicer weather, with lower humidity, the early mornings and evenings feel the nicest. Temperatures will dip down into the low 70s for most, but some inland and northern areas could dip into the upper 60s for the first time since Spring.

It stays dry and warm through the early part of next week, with lovely mornings in the upper 60s and low 70s. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the upper 80s and low 90s with low to no chances for showers.

Sam is now a hurricane and continues to strengthen. It may become a major hurricane in the central Atlantic. Most models keep the system turning north and not reaching the U.S., but we will continue to monitor it.

Subtropical Storm Teresa has formed, it will dissipate quickly and not make any impact on anyone.

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