Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Forecast: Persistent afternoon showers for Tampa Bay throughout week

The chances for afternoon thunderstorms and scattered showers will stay persistent this week as temperature highs collide with the coastal breeze.

Monday will begin with plenty of sunshine that will drive afternoon temperatures to around 91, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

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

Most of these pop-up storms will appear northeast of the I-4 corridor as the coastal breeze pushes them well into the peninsula.

Chances of rain will increase to around 60 percent on Tuesday as a drenched air mass moves through the area. Highs will approach 92 but will feel like well over 100 thanks to thick humidity.

Highs will rise to the low 90s the rest of the week with partly cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms — many of which will dissipate after sundown, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to develop into a hurricane over the next two days but should move north up the Carolina’s coast. The tropical system has increased the surf across the coast but is forecasted to have little impact on the United States.

Meanwhile, the remnants of Hurricane Beryl are little more than a tropical storm heading toward Puerto Rico. The storm could redevelop into a more serious system over the next few days but that possibility seems unlikely, according to forecasters.

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