MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Warm evening, isolated inland shower possible


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We topped out in the hot low 90s with a few isolated afternoon showers. Expect a slow cool down with clearing skies overnight, with temperatures sinking down into the mid 70s.

Friday will be hot and mostly dry, expect temperatures to top out in the low 90s with a 20% chances for a few stray showers to pop up during the afternoon hours. Our early (very small) chances for showers wander onshore from the Gulf, our later, slightly better, chances for showers are to the east of I-75.

Saturday is the drier day of the weekend, with 20% chances for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon as we top out around 90°.

Rain chances increase later in the weekend and into next week. Sunday kicks off our wetter weather pattern. A front stalls out well to the north of us, establishing and westerly flow over us. Winds from the west keep us warmer overnight and increase our moisture and chances for showers.

Sunday we wake up to partly cloudy skies and warm up to around 90°. Expect a 30% chance to see the scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Monday and Tuesday will be our wettest afternoons, with 40% chances for afternoon downpours.

With the additional clouds and rain, highs will stay in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees most of next week.

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