TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was extra hot! We topped out in the mid 90s due in part to a later fire up time of today’s showers and storms. The line of storms will push towards the Gulf ahead of sunset and then will fade or push offshore just after sunset.
Overnight will be muggy and warm, only getting down into the low 80s. Expect partially clearing skies and muggy overnight conditions
We repeat this pattern tomorrow with a 50% chance of storms and highs in the low-mid 90s. While a few earlier coastal showers may occur, the main round of storms will be even later, 7-10 p.m.
Drier air in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere limits the number of storms Friday and Saturday. The rain chance drops to 40% on Friday. Highs will still be in the low to mid 90s. Saturday’s chances for rain are at 50%.
An onshore wind pattern develops this weekend. That pattern pushes showers onto the coast in the morning, and it helps spread them across the state by the evening. Overall that leads to fewer and less intense storms for us.
Chances for rain grow on Sunday and peak on Monday, expecting widespread downpours not confined to the afternoon hours.
Highs will be a few degrees lower in the afternoon, but it will be even more humid. We’ll also deal with warmer overnight lows.
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