TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hot, we topped out in the mid to low 90s, but late afternoon storms spread across our area and cooled us down. The storms will fade or push offshore around sunset.

Overnight the temperatures will hover in the upper 70s and low 80s. The skies will go from mostly cloudy to mostly clear overnight.

Tuesday starts off with lovely sunshine, and warms us quickly. Temperatures will warm into the low 90s during the early afternoon. We expect the afternoon showers and thunderstorms to fire up a tad earlier in the afternoon hours, peaking between 2-5 p.m. That means we will dry out a bit earlier in the evening hours, leaving us with temperatures cooled down by the rain and a mostly dry, pleasant evening.

Tuesday’s rain chances peak earlier in the afternoon.

Wednesday will be warm and wet at times. We should top out in the low 90s and the chances for showers are more scattered in the daytime hours as well, potentially limiting our potential to get as hot.

Much drier air is set to arrive Thursday. Some Saharan dust crosses the Atlantic and helps reduce our rain chance. We go down to a 30% chance Thursday and Friday.

Rain chances over the next 5 days.

Highs stay above average for most of the next 8 days. Drier air sticks around for the weekend, right now it looks like on 40% coverage of the showers and thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday.

8 day forecast

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