TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was windy & warm, topping out in the mid to upper 80s. We saw wind gusts as high as the mid 40 mph range. This evening the winds will come down a bit, but will not be calm. That will inhibit any fog from forming and keep our temperatures in the mild low 70s.

The front slowly sinks south tomorrow, and rain chances increase to 30%. Certainly no need to cancel outdoor plans, but a passing shower is possible. It stays warm and gusty with highs in the low-mid 80s. It’s a busy weekend across Tampa Bay with the Strawberry Festival, Gasparilla Arts Festival, St. Pete Grand Prix, Spring Training games, and more

The rain chance are at 30% on Sunday also, especially for areas south of I-4. The front lingers across the state, and it’s still warm in the low-mid 80s.

We’ll keep a 20% rain chance in the forecast Monday as the front begins to dissipate. Highs remain in the low mid 80s through the middle of next week.

Looking long range, a stronger front may arrive late Friday.