TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A line of strong storms is moving through our area Thursday night and Friday morning, and we have a low possibility of an isolated severe storm.
What to expect
The primary concern for the storms is damaging wind gusts. There is an isolated chance for a severe storm or a tornado. The storms are moving relatively quickly, so flooding will not be a concern.
When to expect the storms
Showers and storms started in Citrus County Thursday afternoon, then moved into Hernando and Pasco counties.
Rain in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk counties started Thursday night with the heaviest of the storms pushing through between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
The rain then entered Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto overnight. The heavier areas of rain weakened as it moved into these counties into the early morning hours on Friday.
When will rain let up?
We will wake up to scattered showers across our area on Friday morning. It won’t be a washout, but we will be dealing with rain on and off throughout the first half of the day. The showers move south during the afternoon hours, allowing for areas to the north of I-4 to start to dry out.
Our southern counties will see the latest showers on Friday afternoon, but should get a break in the rain by Friday evening.
Unfortunately for our weekend plans, it will not be completely dry. But you may be able to plan around the rain.
Saturday morning will be the driest time of Saturday. Widespread rain moves in later in the day on Saturday afternoon, initially along the Nature Coast and later across the rest of our area.
Sunday’s rain chances are for scattered showers primarily during the morning hours, but the latter half of the day should be pleasant, drier, and warm.