MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Cloudy evening slowly cooling down


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Today was mostly cloudy and warm, with temperature topping out in the mid to upper 80s. We have a few very light showers wandering onshore this evening, and those should fade after sunset.

Saturday will be the drier day of the weekend, with only 20% chances for a few isolated showers popping up in the afternoon. Afternoon temperatures will top out around 91° and we will see a tad more sunshine than we did Friday.

Sunday won’t be quite as hot, waking up in the upper 70s and heating up into the upper 80s. Expect afternoon showers and thunderstorms to fire up, with 40% chances for showers and storms.

Rain chances will build up to a 40% for Monday and Tuesday. Widespread showers and storms are more likely early next week with deeper tropical moisture returning to the area.

Late next week, rain chances will slowly decrease once again.

Tracking the Tropics

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three formed late Thursday evening and is expected to become a tropical storm later on tonight. It will then move ashore in Louisiana or Mississippi tonight or early Saturday morning.

Most of the rainfall associated with the tropical system is located on the east side but should stay just off of our coast.

This will likely be a rain and flooding event for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida.

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