MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Storms push offshore and fade, slightly more comfortable Tuesday morning


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We tied our high temperature record for today when we hit 95° at 3:50 p.m. The previous record was from 1990. The later round of late storms pushes offshore and fades after sunset, with the latest lingering shower over our inland counties.

Tuesday begins in the mid 70s, feeling slightly more comfortable than most mornings we’ve had for the past few weeks. Expect sunshine through about noon, with building clouds after that point. There is a small chance for an isolated shower to fire up along the sea breeze between 2-4 p.m. The better chances for rain fire up along the east coast of Florida and push westward across the state, bringing downpours to our coastal counties between 5-8 p.m. The storms push off of our coastline around sunset and we settle in for a more quiet evening.

It’s a similar day Wednesday with morning sunshine and a round of strong late-day downpours. Your chance for showers drops slightly to 40% and afternoon highs will hover near 90 degrees.

Tropical Storm Nicholas should make landfall on the Texas Gulf coast late today or early tomorrow before slowly heading north through Houston. Another tropical wave has the potential to develop near the Bahamas and head north off the U.S. east coast. Finally, a tropical wave coming off the African coast is likely to develop as well.

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