Weekend weather looking warm, sunny with less chance of rain

Seven-day forecast on Thursday, June 7, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area
Seven-day forecast on Thursday, June 7, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area
Published June 7 2018
Updated June 7 2018

Showers and storms may drift over the bay from the Gulf of Mexico as an unorganized storm system makes its way east.

Storms will focus near the coastline Thursday from sunrise until the late morning, according to the National Weather Service. By the afternoon, the coastal breezes will drive storms inland.

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

Temperatures will run in the upper 80s by the afternoon with a 50 percent chance of rain. It will feel hotter with humidity up today.

Most of the scattered showers should be brief, but there is a chance for locally heavy rain, forecasters said. As the afternoon storms dissipate, skies will be partly cloudy overnight and temperatures will drop to the mid 70s by early Friday morning.

As the weekend approaches, more sunshine should filter in. The chance of rain will drop to around 30-40 percent as a low-pressure system drifts toward the northeast. Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s set up a great beach weekend.


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