TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Today we topped out in the low 90s, coastal storms fired up just after the lunch hour, but faded by the early evening hours. A late round of storms build over inland areas this evening and may drift back towards the Gulf closer to sunset.

Tonight the showers will be offshore or fading around 9 p.m. Expect mostly cloudy skies and muggy conditions overnight. We will see gradual clearing early Friday morning.

We wake up in the upper 70s to partly cloudy skies on Friday. Temperatures will be HOT, hitting the mid 90s during the afternoon. We will be dry for most of the day on Friday, but during the mid afternoon and early evening hours a round of scattered showers will track across the state and out into the Gulf.

Rain chances over the next 5 days.

Saturday’s rain chances will be similar, making it the drier day of the weekend. We will make it through most of the day with out rain, and an afternoon/early evening round of thunderstorms will bubble up and the fade after sunset.

Sunday’s rain chances are slightly higher, with a late morning/mid day chance for coastal showers ahead of our normal chances for afternoon and evening shower sand thunderstorms.

A pattern switch could come again early next week with morning showers possible along the coast starting Monday. Temperatures will stay warm and humid with highs in the low to mid 90s.

8 day forecast.

The tropics remain relatively quiet with no new development expected in the next five days. However, as we get a little later into hurricane season tropical activity should begin to ramp up.