The Tampa Bay area can look forward to earlier summer storms and lower temperatures this week before it gets hot again over the weekend.
Temperatures will range from the mid-80s to the lower 90s over the next few days as scattered storms roll in midweek, according to WSTP-Ch. 10 meteorologist Bobby Deskins.
He said that due to prevailing winds from the southwest, temperatures and the chance of storms west of Interstate 75 will be highest in the mornings, and then temperatures will dip after lunchtime.
"In the afternoon Tuesday and Wednesday, the bulk of rain will be well east of I-75," Deskins said, "so we won't get those late-day storms."
Tuesday and Wednesday will feel more humid, he said, because those days will have the lowest temperatures, the highest chance of rain and the highest dew points.
The weekend will be hotter and drier, though Deskins said that forecast could change depending on southwest winds.