Tampa Bay residents get one more warm and breezy day before a front brings some potentially severe weather followed by cooler temperatures.
Wednesday's highs climb to the upper 80s with southerly winds and a mix of sun and clouds for most of the day, according to 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Ashley Batey.
Conditions also stay dry throughout the day, with a few showers possible north of Interstate 4, Batey said.
Later tonight, though, northern areas — including Hernando County — could experience hail, damaging wind gusts, brief heavy rain and a small tornado risk.
Officials say the immediate Tampa Bay area could see storm conditions from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., and southern areas from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
There is a 60 percent chance of rain on Thursday, Batey said, followed by a decent cool-down into the afternoon and throughout the weekend.
For the weekend, highs top out in the low to mid 70s, while overnight lows drop into the 40s and 50s.
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