TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We saw widespread on-again, off-again downpours today, resulting in some much needed rainfall across parts of our area. We saw several inches of rain in some areas, which is much-needed.

As we head into the evening hours we expect to slowly dry out, with temperatures cooling down into the comfortable upper 60s in the Nature Coast and mid to low 70s elsewhere.

On Saturday we have a 50% chance for showers, but it won’t be a washout. Expect a few showers popping up in our coastal areas during the late morning to midday. Those showers move inland during the early afternoon. We’ll dry out Saturday evening, perfect for nighttime plans.

Rainfall expected on Saturday and on Sunday in Tampa Bay.

Sunday there is a 40% chance for showers and they may start earlier on Sunday morning. We expect to top out in the low 90s on both days.

Most of next week will be classic September weather with highs in the low 90s and a 30% chance of afternoon storms.

8 day forecast for Tampa Bay

We will also be tracking Hurricane Lee through next week. The most critical time will be when it turns to the north. The farther west it goes before it turns, the more likely places along the US east coast will feel some impacts next week.

5pm Friday Hurricane Lee forecast track.