STORM TEAM 8 FORECAST: Steamy today; rain chances increase this week

Forecast

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Another hot day is expected across Tampa Bay. Temperatures climb to near 90 degrees this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. There will be a nice breeze at times from the east.

Scattered showers develop in the early afternoon, and the storms push toward the coast during the afternoon and evening. Overall, the rain chance today is 30%, but the heaviest downpours will be west of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases for the rest of the week, and rain chances increase. There is a 50% chance of rain and storms tomorrow, and the clouds and showers hold highs into the mid to upper 80s.

The rain chance increases to 60% Thursday with highs in the mid 80s.

TRACKING THE TROPICS: Tropical Depression 3 will remain nearly stationary in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico for the next few days. It should strengthen to a tropical storm (Cristobal) at some point later today. This system will pull deep tropical moisture toward us later this week and this weekend with high rain chances expected. There is still considerable spread regarding the long term track of this system and we will continue to watch it closely.

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