TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today turned hot quickly, with a few widely scattered afternoon showers making their way inland and eventually fading.
This evening will be muggy and slow to cool. Expect clearing skies and temperatures sinking down into the mid to upper 70s overnight.
That rain chances goes up to 50% tomorrow, and you may see showers near the coast in the morning. Once again, storms push inland in the afternoon and early evening. The earlier downpours help hold highs closer to 90 degrees.
For the weekend, we have 40% chances on Saturday and 30% chances for afternoon storms with highs in the low 90s. Seasonable level of humidity is expected, so it should not be super-humid.
Rain chances remain at 30% for most of next week.
We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Lee in the Atlantic. It will continue to strengthen into a Category 5 storm as it heads northwest. It is moving slowly, so the steering currents in place now may have the chance to change. At this point, the models turn the storm north before the U.S. coast.
Tropical Storm Margot for near the Cape Verde islands this afternoon, It is expected to be a fish storm, curving into the north mid-Atlantic as a Category 1 hurricane.