MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Storms moving towards coast


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Today was hot, with temperatures reaching the upper 80s and low 90s. Storms are drifting westward towards the coastline, and we could see heavy rain similar to yesterday evening’s storms, but we expect the rain to end earlier this evening than what we saw last night.

Everyone will dry out overnight and temperatures will fall to 74° by Saturday morning. Expect partially clearing skies overnight.

Saturday starts out with sunshine and we expect hot temperatures topping out in the low 90s. We’ll see some spotty showers in the afternoon and evening hours.

Weekend rain chances will be slightly lower than they have been the past couple of days, but showers and thunderstorms will still develop each afternoon and move toward the coast in the evening.

Rain chances on Saturday will be at a 40% and they’ll come down to a 30% for Sunday and Monday. With the slightly lower rain chances, expect warmer temperatures with highs and the low to mid-90s.

Deeper moisture moves back in for middle of next week increasing rain chances back to a 50%.

Tracking the Tropics

The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a strong tropical wave that came off the coast of Africa a couple of days ago. Chances for development are slightly lower this afternoon, a 10% for the next two days and down to a 20% for the next 5 days.

We will continue to monitor this as it moves west through the southern Atlantic.

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