Despite three hurricanes gathering strength in the Atlantic, none are currently forecast to pose a threat to the Tampa Bay area, according to the National Weather Service.
Instead, Tampa Bay will begin this week with partly cloudy skies, plenty of sunshine and temperatures quickly rising through the 80s. As Monday gets hotter, a coastal breeze will begin to push developing scattered showers and thunderstorms from the Gulf of Mexico inland, forecasters said.
There’s a 30-50 percent chance of rain, mainly around noon. Most of the rain will quickly push east over the Tampa Bay area by the afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms could redevelop this evening and along the coast overnight. These storms could last until dawn, making for a wet start for Tuesday morning.
Folks around Tampa Bay can expect a repeat Tuesday as a small chance of showers and thunderstorms develops around noon. Partly cloudy skies with plenty of sunshine will help temperatures rise to the lower 90s.
The rest of the week will exhibit typical summertime weather patterns with temperatures sticking around the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Hurricane Florence is not expected to impact Tampa Bay, other than possibly producing residual rain that could enhance our rain chances.