Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Plenty of sunshine for Tampa Bay with chance of afternoon rain

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.

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

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.

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.

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