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Taylor Swift’s Tampa concerts: What the weather will be like

Worries that rain or lightning could cloud the tour’s three-night run at Raymond James Stadium have cleared.
 
Michele Lefcourt, 32, of Homestead, shows off some Taylor Swift swag moments after purchasing Taylor Swift tour merchandise on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Raymond James Stadium's Lot 2 in Tampa. Weather forecasters predict the skies will be clear for her tour stop's three-night run in Tampa starting Thursday.
Michele Lefcourt, 32, of Homestead, shows off some Taylor Swift swag moments after purchasing Taylor Swift tour merchandise on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Raymond James Stadium's Lot 2 in Tampa. Weather forecasters predict the skies will be clear for her tour stop's three-night run in Tampa starting Thursday. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published April 13, 2023|Updated April 13, 2023

The Taylor Swift concert in Tampa should go off without a hitch today, weather forecasters say, and there’s only a slim chance of rain falling on fans heading to Raymond James Stadium during her three-night, sold-out tour stop.

Though a quick passing shower or two may be possible for fans heading to the stadium when the parking lots open at 3 p.m., chances look good for clearing skies when the opening acts take the stage at 6:30 p.m. And by 8 p.m., the temperature is expected to drop to a more comfortable place in the low 70s.

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The pop megastar has three sold-out shows starting tonight at the stadium, where lightning threats have sometimes closed down football games or concerts. But winds are moving more to the south, pushing the previously expected rain to the eastern side of the state, said Ross Giarratana, meteorologist at the Nation Weather Service’s center in Ruskin.

“I think these could be three favorable days,” Giarratana said.

Friday and Saturday’s forecast looks pretty good as well, he said, with rain predictions at less than 10 percent.