TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was HOT, topping out well into the mid 90s and challenging high temperature records for the day. A few widely scattered downpours push across the state and to our coastline, they should be offshore by 6 p.m. For most areas, who did not see a shower, it will be a rather slow cool down overnight.

We wake up in the mid to upper 70s on Friday to mostly sunny skies. Expect another quick warm up into the the record challenging mid to upper 90s. We expect a shower or two to make it’s way across the state and into our area Friday during the early evening hours.

Rain chances remain limited on Saturday and Sunday as well. Expect more record challenging heat and widely scattered showers pushing towards our coastline during the late afternoon, early evening hours.

Next week, tropical moisture spreads north toward Florida. The strength of the winds with the area of low pressure is still in question, but increased rain chances are likely for the middle of next week.

The extra showers and clouds hold highs closer to 90 degrees.