TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Another scorcher! We topped out in the mid to low 90s, feeling more like 100° this afternoon. We saw a few isolated downpours fire up during the afternoon, with healthy downpours over Temple Terrace and over most of Highlands County.

Strong storms across northern Florida may drift into Citrus & Hernando counties late tonight, but most of us will stay dry.

Temperatures will be muggy overnight, with temperatures sinking down into the upper 70s and low 80s.

Forecast high temperatures vs high temperature records for Tampa.

The heat continues tomorrow with highs in the low to mid 90s. The rain chance is slightly higher at 40%, but the storms push toward the coast in the evening. Most of the rain occurs after we’ve hit the hottest part of the day, so the storms don’t cool us down.

If you are headed to the Lightning watch party Wednesday night- good news, it’s inside the arena. Not only will it feel much better than the muggy heat, but we have good chances for showers and thunderstorms to move from our inland counties out to our coastline during the game.

Lightning watch party forecast

Mid 90s expected again on Thursday along with those late-day downpours near the coast. We could be close to record highs through the middle and end of the work week.

Friday looks a little drier, with only a few storms popping up during the afternoon along the sea breeze.

Rain chances go up slightly Saturday to 40%, and we have a 60% rain chance Sunday. The higher coverage of rain helps keep highs in the low 90s.

Rain chances over the next 5 days.