TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We topped out at a scorching 97° today- tying our previous high temperature record for today from 1951. the drier air that limited our rain yesterday stuck around today, we only saw a few isolated showers in our southern counties drifting westward. The tradeoff for the sunny dry weather is the afternoon heat and a VERY slow cool down this evening. We will still be in the low 80s as we pass midnight. Overnight lows will be in the mid 70s.
We wake up sunny and in the upper 70s. Expect a quick warm up into the low to mid 90s. The rain chance increases slightly on Saturday to 30%, and most of the rain still forms in the afternoon and heads west toward the Gulf of Mexico in the evening. The best chances to see the showers will be to the south of I-4.
We go back to a more seasonal 40% rain chance Sunday and for most of the next week. Sunday starts off with sunshine and may feel warmer because of a lighter breeze, We’ll see a few afternoon storms, with the heaviest downpours along our coastline. Afternoon highs return to normal as well near 90 degrees.