TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was warm, humid, and a little cloudy. Downpours developed late this afternoon, especially along and north of I-4. The showers will not have much forward motion, meaning that areas getting the rain will get quite a bit of rainfall, while just a mile or two away will get no rain.
Overnight will be cloudy and muggy, and slowly drying out. Temperatures will be slow to cool, eventually getting into the mid to upper 70s.
Thursday starts off with sunshine and mid 70s. We’ll see some extra clouds around at times, and the storms start firing up mainly after 2 p.m. The rain chance increases to 60% late in the afternoon and into the evening.
We have a 60% chance of afternoon and evening storms Thursday and Friday. Both days will still be steamy with highs in the upper 80s.
Some drier air tries to work south this weekend. You won’t notice it Saturday because it remains humid with afternoon storms. A stronger breeze from the northeast Sunday helps lower the humidity slightly, but there will still be some afternoon downpours.
Early next week, the drier air limits rain chances, and it will feel less muggy.
In the tropics, Tropical Storm Philippe should gradually weaken as it drifts west. A tropical wave has a 90% chance of developing, but it looks to head north in the open Atlantic.