MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Evening showers, muggy overnight


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hot and humid, we were dry for most of the day, but a line of showers is sinking southward through our area. The downpours are weakening as they sink through our area, and may only be very light showers by the time they reach our southernmost counties late this evening.

Overnight expect cloudier skies and muggy conditions. The showers fade by midnight. Temperatures will sink down into the upper 70s for a low.

The coverage of afternoon storms will be slightly higher tomorrow, so the rain chance increases to 50%. Forecast models to show the heaviest and most frequent rain to the east of I-75. Chances for showers along the coastline are highest in the morning. Highs will be near 90 degrees, but the heat index will still be close to 100.

Rain chances remain elevated at 50% Thursday. It looks like the heaviest downpours may be in our northern counties during the afternoon hours. Temperatures will be hot, around 90°.

Friday looks quite typical for us this time of the year, we are waking up in the upper 70s and warming up to around 90° with 40% coverage of our afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Slightly drier air limits the rain chances this weekend to the 30%, and most of the storms that form will be in the late afternoon. Temperatures will be above average, topping out in the low 90s.

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