Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Weather: Memorial Day might be rainy, but it shouldn't get extreme

Sunday's heavy rains and hail shouldn't return, but Memorial Day will still feature some afternoon showers.

Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 90 and a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon.

Throughout the week there will be afternoon thunderstorms and the high will reach the high 80s or low 90s, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker.

But Linker said this week's weather shouldn't be as severe as this weekend's, which saw several reports of hail and some reports of fallen trees around Citrus County.

A strong storm system moved through the bay area Sunday evening, dropping rain, lightning and hail capable of damaging car roofs, denting grill hoods at backyard barbecues and disrupting other Memorial Day weekend outings. A coastal sea breeze and cooler air in the atmosphere caused the hail and stormy, windy weather, according to Bay News 9.

Boaters were plucked by rescue workers from the choppy waters of Tampa Bay and people in Pasco and Hernando counties used Twitter to post images of their biggest hailstones. And, for about 90 minutes Sunday, music revelers at the Sunset Music Festival in the north parking lots outside Raymond James Stadium got pelted, mainly by rain.

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