MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Increasing rain chances this weekend


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We toped out right at 90° today and saw a couple of isolated showers this afternoon i Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties while the rest of our area baked in the sun.

This evening turns comfortable quickly, with temperatures sinking down into the mid to low 70s.

Saturday looks similar to Friday, waking up to sunny skies and quickly warming temperatures, topping out in the upper 80s. We’ll see a 10% chances for showers, with a couple of afternoon showers popping up, mainly to the east of I-75.

Highs reach 90 degrees this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. The coast will be slightly cooler with a sea breeze coming off the Gulf of Mexico.

We start off Sunday morning with the possibility of a few coastal showers wandering onshore from the Gulf. We should get a few more afternoon showers Sunday. The rain chance increases to 20%, and highs will be in the upper 80s.

The best rain chance comes on Memorial Day. Most of the rain will develop in the afternoon, but the coverage will be better, even areas west of I-75 may get some showers. Overall, the rain chance is 40% with highs near 90 degrees.

Next week, daily afternoon storms develop, and highs stay near 90.

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