TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was toasty warm, topping out in the low 90s with a muggy feeling in the air, thanks to higher humidity. Isolated, inland storms fired up this afternoon, especially in Eastern Citrus County this afternoon, and will fade after sunset.

Temperatures will cool rather slowly down through the 70s overnight under clearing skies. Thursday kicks off mild and sunny and warms quickly.

Grab your umbrella, our best chance for rian this week kicks off Thursday afternoon and lingers into Thursday evening. Inland areas will get the most rain, but our coastal counties may see an early afternoon downpour and a sunset shower or two as well.

Widespread chances for rain Thursday afternoon & evening

Friday starts off mild and sunny and warms into the low 90s. Friday we will see a few showers fire up along the east coast of Florida and get pushed across the state by our easterly winds. During the afternoon hours those showers will blossom across our inland counties and possibly drift all the way to our coastline.

Rain chances for Tampa Bay.

Saturday is the slightly wetter day of the weekend, with 40% chances for showers to build during the afternoon hours. Most of the rain will be in our southernmost counties, including Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto, and Highlands.

Saturday’s showers will form mainly in our Southern counties.

Mother’s Day will be warm and mostly dry, topping out in the low 90s with only 20% chances for showers.

For the weekend and the beginning of next week, it will be drier. A few spotty afternoon showers are possible, but most of us stay dry and hot. Highs will be near 90 degrees each day.

Tampa Bay’s weather forecast