Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Weekend weather could be wet thanks to Tropical Storm Karen

A tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico could impact weekend boating plans and bring an increased chance of rain heading into Sunday.

"Any time we have a tropical storm in the Gulf we would tend to get some higher winds or seas," Bay News 9 Meteorologist Juli Marquez said Friday morning.

Marquez said the impact won't be felt as heavily on land, however, since the center of Tropical Storm Karen should stay well west of Tampa Bay.

A 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday night will give way to a 20 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout Saturday.

Chances will tick up to 30 percent throughout the day and 40 percent Sunday evening as Karen closes in on the northern Gulf Coast, Marquez said.

Temperatures should remain warm throughout the weekend, topping out at 90 degrees Friday and Saturday and 89 degrees Sunday. Evenings will be cooler, dipping into the mid-70's.

Tropical Storm Karen was moving northwest at 10 mph. Friday morning and was expected to turn north and northeast throughout the day. The storm's center was expected to be near the coast by Saturday or Saturday night.

Weekend weather could be wet thanks to Tropical Storm Karen 10/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 18, 2013 2:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Early morning fire breaks out at Clearwater Beach motel

    Fire

    Clearwater Fire and Rescue is at the scene of an early morning fire that broke out at a motel on Clearwater Beach.

  2. Florida education news: Free speech, Schools of Hope, student voices and more

    Blogs

    FREE SPEECH: The University of Florida reluctantly hosts white nationalist activist Richard Spencer for a rally officials are encouraging students to ignore. Campus president Kent Fuchs, who tried to prevent the activity from taking place, Troopers prepare for Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida. Gov. Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency for Alachua County ahead of the event.

  3. How old is too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween?

    Human Interest

    Brandi Eatman guesses the boy was at least 15 years old.

     Costume accessories at House of Make Believe at 1055 N Hercules Ave. in Clearwater. [CHERIE DIEZ | Times]
  4. Report: West Pasco channel dredges could cost up to $13.5 million

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The cost of dredging a dozen coastal canals serving seven west Pasco communities could reach nearly $13.5 million, according to a consultant's report.

    WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times
 A consultant recommends that Pasco County consider a dozen canal dredging projects in west Pasco's coastal communities at a cost that could reach nearly $13.5 million. [WILL VRAGOVIC, Times 2011]
  5. Records show Hernando Beach fire chiefs defrauded taxpayers of thousands

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The three former chiefs of the defunct Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department, arrested in September, are collectively accused of defrauding the taxpayers of Hernando Beach, Aripeka and Forest Glenn of tens of thousands of dollars.

    David Freda, a former Hernando Beach fire chief, has been charged with organized fraud. He recently was fired as Brooksville’s fire chief.