MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Inland showers fade, drier & less humid weekend on the way


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We topped out at 90° today- somewhat fitting for the first day of Fall in Florida at least! A few inland showers and storms will push out of our area or fade after sunset. Overnight temperatures will sink down into the mid 70s with a few clouds overnight.

Thursday begins with a chance for coastal showers ahead of an approaching cold front, expect winds off of the Gulf of Mexico that may push a few showers onshore. There’s a 30% rain chance, and most of the rain in the afternoon will be south of I-4. It will still be warm with highs around 90°, but you’ll feel a breeze from the north.

Our forecast remains basically the same Friday and Saturday with the front keeping most of the rain in our southern areas. Only a slightly dip in humidity will be felt, and it stays hot in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

The front may slip just slightly farther south early next week and lower humidity enough to drop our rain chances to just 20%. Still not expecting it to be much cooler during the day, but you may notice slightly cooler overnight temperatures- waking up in the low 70s instead of the mid to upper 70s we’ve seen lately

Rain chances remain quite low through next week, with only marginal chances for showers mainly in our southernmost counties.

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