TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was warm, cloudy, and breezy, with warm temperatures in the mid 80s. This evening a line of showers and strong storms approaches our coastline around 9pm. We have a small possibility for severe storms, with gusty winds being the primary concern. While our overall threat for severe thunderstorms is low, we could get some strong, damaging wind gusts. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but it is a low threat.
After the initial line of storms move onshore, scattered showers will linger overnight into Wednesday morning. Temperature will be in the upper 60s to begin, and the day will be mainly cloudy, mild, and occasionally damp. It won’t be a day-long washout, but you may see a few scattered showers through the afternoon as well.
We start to dry out Wednesday evening, and temperatures will cool down into the 60s.
The luck of the Irish is with us for St. Patrick’s Day because the weather looks great. Mostly sunny skies and slightly less humid. Highs will be near 80 degrees.
Our next rain chance is this weekend, but it won’t be a washout on either Saturday or Sunday. The best chance for rain moves in late Saturday and may linger into early Sunday. Highs remain in the low 80s.