An increasing rain chance will likely mean a wet weekend throughout Tampa Bay.
Bay News 9 Meteorologist Juli Marquez said some areas could see an inch or more of rain before the weekend is through. Friday morning was dry, but Marquez said she expected rain to start in the afternoon and continue through Saturday night. The rain chance Friday is 60 percent and temperatures should top out in the mid-70s.
Showers and thunderstorms beginning early Saturday could put a damper on that day's Grand Prix qualifying rounds. The rain chance Saturday is 80 percent.
The cold front dragging showers will move South by Sunday morning, and the rain chance will decrease significantly.
"For the Grand Prix in the afternoon Sunday, it doesn't look like it will be raining, but it will be windy and cooler," Marquez said.
But winds could pick up to 20-25 mph that day, and temperatures will only reach 70.