TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was warm and mostly sunny to start, we saw high clouds building in during the afternoon. Afternoon highs were in the mid 80s and we stayed dry for the day. Temperatures are slow to cool for the first part of the evening, but we get comfortable around sunset and then sink down through the 70s.
It’s still warm for Halloween with highs in the mid 80s. It should be mostly dry for trick-or-treating in the evening. There’s just a slim chance of a stray shower, especially east of I-75. It may feel a little breezy at times.
A strong cold front passes early Wednesday. The rain chance remains slim, but cooler air spreads across the state. Highs on Wednesday will only be in the low-mid 70s with a chilly wind all day. We drop into the 50s Wednesday night.
It’s still below average Thursday in the upper 70s, but we warm quickly back into the mid 80s for the weekend.
We could see some showers this weekend as well.
We’re watching two areas in the tropics for the potential to develop. One area to the east of the Bahamas has a low chance to develop, but whether it does or does not develop, the same cold front cooling us down mid week send this area of disturbed weather eastward, into the open Atlantic. The other area has a medium chance to develop to the south of Cuba- if it does develop there is plenty of energy from warm sea surface temperatures in that region. It’s WAY too soon to tell where it may or may not head.