Carl Lisciandrello, Senior Digital Editor, tampabay.com

Carl Lisciandrello

Senior Digital Editor, tampabay.com

I’m an early riser who fills you in on what's been happening while most of you were sleeping, and passionate about bringing you stories that will both inform and entertain you. I’m here to help you start your day off right. Have a tip? Let me know. I graduated from the University of Florida and joined the Tampa Bay Times in May 2016 after working for nearly 30 years at The Tampa Tribune and, before that, the Clearwater Sun, so Tampa Bay is in my blood. If you run into me, I’ll likely be near a beach, at church, anywhere near downtown Safety Harbor, or enjoying a cigar with my buddies.

Forecast: Relatively dry Friday in Tampa Bay before a potentially soggy weekend

Clouds build in downtown St. Petersburg on a drizzly morning on June 7, 2019. A rainy weekend is forecast for the Tampa Bay area. [CARL LISCIANDRELLO | Times]
As winds off the Gulf of Mexico push that tropical moisture into the region, rain possibilities will increase significantly starting on Saturday.

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Forecast: Tropical moisture will contribute to rainy afternoons across Tampa Bay

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Afternoon thunderstorms are making their return to Tampa Bay, and this weekend is shaping up to potentially be quite a soggy one.

Forecast: Those familiar afternoon thunderstorms are returning to Tampa Bay

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An onshore sea breeze will produce higher humidity and a greater chance of afternoon thunderstorms heading into the weekend.

Potential tropical system targets Mexico, but Texas and Louisiana could get drenched

An area of low pressure continues to meander toward the northeastern coast of Mexico on June 4, 2019, potentially becoming the second named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. [National Hurricane Center]
An area of low pressure continues to meander toward the northeastern coast of Mexico, potentially becoming the second named storm of the 2019 hurricane season.