TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hazy and warm, but mostly dry. The haze is actually smoke from wildfire in Canada, you can read more about that here. The smoke is lowering our air quality, prompting an Air Quality Advisory because our levels are unhealthy, particularly for those with respiratory sensitivities.
The evening will be quick to cool, thanks to the drier air over us. We’re enjoying low humidity, clear skies, and temperatures cooling down into the mid to low 70s overnight.
Wednesday begins with hazy skies once again and temperatures around 73°. Expect a quick warm up into the upper 80s. The northeasterly winds pick back up to the 10-15 mph range, which will push a few showers from the Atlantic across the state and into our area, accounting for a 30% chances for showers. The haze should be clearing Wednesday afternoon.
The breeze from the northeast brings a few more showers across our region Thursday, accounting for a 20% chance for showers. The rain is still expected to be light.
We keep highs near 90 degrees with small rain chances Thursday and Friday as well. The change arrives on Saturday with a cold front.
The front should not bring much rain, but it will bring a drop in temperatures. Highs will be in the low-mid 80s early next week.