TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hot and mostly dry, with only an isolated shower or two. Expect the evening to be slow to cool, with temperatures sinking down through the 80s overnight.

We will wake up in the mid to upper 70s to mostly clear skies. Expect a few isolated showers over the Gulf during the morning hours.

Thursday we will see a few showers fire up just after lunch in our coastal areas. Those showers will drift inland for the later afternoon hours. Temperatures will be hot, topping out in the low to mid 90s.

Rain chances for the next 5 days for Tampa Bay.

The late-day storms may linger longer tomorrow night. Some inland storms continue past sunset.

Friday’s rain chance increases to 60%, and the storms that form will push toward the Gulf of Mexico rather than drifting inland. With Hurricane Lee to our north, it will create a stronger breeze from the northeast that drives those storms toward the coast.

Unfortunately, it does not look like we will get a break from the humidity this weekend. The front stalls just to our north on Saturday. Our best rain chances are south of I-4 in the afternoon.

Rain chances remain elevated through the first part of next week.

Weather forecast for Tampa Bay.

In the tropics, Hurricane Lee continues to push north and may bring high wind and waves along the northern east coast. Hurricane Margot stays out to sea, and one tropical wave will likely develop in the central Atlantic. That wave may follow a similar path to Lee, but it’s too early to know for sure.

3 areas to watch in the tropics right now.