It should be a bright, partly cloudy Tuesday with plenty of sunshine over Tampa Bay with a slight chance of scattered afternoon showers.
There is a 20-30 percent chance that folks around the Tampa Bay area could see thunderstorms by the late afternoon and into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Storms popping up off the Gulf coast are expected to move inland by around 3 p.m.
Temperatures will be at or slightly above 92 on Tuesday morning, but the high humidity will drive up heat indexes. As the evening comes to a close, temperatures should drop back to the upper 70s leading to a mostly clear overnight sky.
Here are the forecast high temperatures and rain chances for the region today. Drier air across the Nature Coast will limit t-storm development today with the best chances expected along and to the south of the I-4 corridor during the afternoon and early evening hours. #flwx pic.twitter.com/6qenTJTEX4— NWS Tampa Bay (@NWSTampaBay) July 10, 2018
Expect Wednesday to be a little more humid with rain chances rising back up to around 40 percent.
As Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin off the North Carolina coast, it could push some drier air across the Nature Coast by midweek, forecasters said.
Temperatures will continue in the lower 90s with partly cloudy skies through the rest of the week with persistent afternoon thunderstorms.