Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Forecast: Tuesday rain yields to slightly cloudy, breezy day for Tampa Bay

The rain that has drenched Tampa Bay since Tuesday afternoon should disperse a few hours after sunrise. Areas across the I-4 corridor will see small scattered showers and some heavy muggy weather early Wednesday morning but all of that will dry up by noon, the National Weather Service reports.

Residents will notice the slightly cooler morning temperatures, and Wednesday afternoon shapes up to be pleasant with just a few clouds and highs only reaching around 79.

The humidity will be noticeably lower than at the beginning of the week. This is because the air following the recent cold front left room for a drier, cooler air mass to move in, forecasters said.

On Thursday, temperatures should return to the low 80s, closer to average. Scattered showers inland around the afternoon cannot be completely ruled out, but that seems unlikely, forecasters said.

Moving into the weekend, temperatures will rise to the mid-80s until peaking Saturday around 87. With the Blueberry Festival in Plant City and the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater, there are plenty of reasons to get out this weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Some active thunderstorms and scattered showers are forecast on Sunday, with about a 60 percent chance of isolated storms. They are being pushed by a true cold front that will bring some strong breezes to cool down Tampa Bay early next week.

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