MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Soggy evening kicks off a wetter weekend

Forecast

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was damp and cloudy, with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s. Expect a soggy evening with chances for passing showers until about an hour after sunset. We get a break in the rain late tonight, but wake up to chances for coastal downpours Saturday.

Saturday will be on the wet side, with a 60% chance of downpours and highs in the upper 80s. The rain chance drops to 50% Sunday as we get back into a more typical afternoon summer storm pattern. Sunday’s high will be in the low 90s. It will be hot for the Bucs game, and watch for storms, especially early in the game.

Next week easterly winds return to our forecast, this means sunnier mornings, hotter afternoons, and rain chances more confined to the late afternoon and early evening hours. Expect high temperatures in the low 90s and rain chances around 40%.

Tropical Storm Odette formed east of the Virginia coastline at 5 p.m. today, it is expected to remain well offshore of New England as it moves into the North Atlantic.

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