Forecast: Spotty, heavy showers ahead of potentially wet day across Tampa Bay

Seven-day forecast on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area
Seven-day forecast on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area
Published June 6 2018
Updated June 6 2018

Scattered showers and thunderstorms could pop up around Tampa Bay as an unorganized storm mass moves through the northeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Nature Coast is seeing the brunt of the storms, but isolated showers still threaten much of Tampa Bay, according to the National Weather Service.

The thick cloud cover will provide some slight relief from the heat, a day after Tampa set a record for the warmest low for that day.

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Wednesday’s afternoon high will be in the mid 80s and the chance of rain — primarily inland — will be around 70 percent throughout much of the day. Overnight lows will be around 74 with a persisting chance of rain, forecasters said.

Expect similar conditions Thursday, although the crux of the storms will drift south, threatening more of Tampa Bay. Spotty morning showers will move inland, and by the afternoon begin to concentrate on central Florida.

A chance of rain will persist throughout the weekend, as a weak front disperses over the gulf. Thunderstorms will be more likely as afternoon heat slams into the coastal breeze.

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