MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Umbrella alert day again on Thursday


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Minor flooding across parts of our area was a result of nearly continuous rounds of downpours. The showers will fade somewhat overnight, but we cannot rule out a round or two of overnight showers and storms.

Today was what we call an upside down day when you consider our temperatures. Our high temperature for the day was 84 degrees, but that occurred at 2:37 a.m. this morning- we were still cooling from yesterdays heat. Our low temperature for the day was 75 degrees, which we hit at 3:08 p.m.- when we are normally hitting our daytime high.

Thursday is another umbrella alert day as a result of the moisture left behind from Ida being dragged across our state. Expect rounds of showers and thunderstorms to spread across our area, initially in our northern coastal counties and lastly in our southern inland counties. expect to pick up another 1-2″ of rain as a result. Temperatures will be not AS hot thanks to the clouds and showers, topping out in the mid to upper 80s.

A few showers linger into the night with lows in the mid 70s.

We transition out of the rainy pattern on Friday with a 40% chance of more typical afternoon storms. Highs will be close to 90 degrees. Upper level dry air limits the number of storms even more for the weekend. We only have a 30% chance of rain with highs in the low 90s through Labor Day.

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