Sunday, September 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Bump in weekend rain chances across Tampa Bay as afternoon showers linger

For Thursday, folks around the Tampa Bay area can expect a lot of what they saw Wednesday, with temperatures reaching 92 by the early afternoon uneer partly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service.

By the late afternoon and into the evening, light showers and scattered storms will move into the area, producing a 40 percent chance of rain. These showers should be relatively brief and move into the Gulf of Mexico overnight.

EXTENDED FORECAST: The 10-day outlook for the Tampa Bay area

Over the next few days, Tampa Bay’s forecast will continue a typical summertime pattern, but with a higher chance of rain over the weekend, forecasters said. A low pressure system shifting from Bermuda will provide more moisture to fuel those scattered showers.

By Sunday, a gradual shift to a southwesterly air flow will result in showers earlier in the day off the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.

RELATED: Will Hurricane Florence affect the U.S.? Some models put Eastern Seaboard on alert

Remnants of Gordon are continuing to spin across the lower Mississippi Valley, but the focus is now on Hurricane Florence. By next week Florence — currently a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds — will have shifted west toward the Bermuda and forecasters say that it will remain a powerful hurricane, though it’s too soon to tell if it will impact the East Coast. Also following are two tropical waves that could begin to take shape in the Atlantic.

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