While Hurricane Florence approaches the North Carolina coast as a Category 4 storm, the Tampa Bay area is experiencing a surprisingly dry week. Rain chances in Tampa Bay will hover around 20-40 percent throughout the rest of the week with a few isolated showers approaching from the gulf, according to the National Weather Service.
Folks around Tampa Bay will see partly cloudy skies and sunshine throughout most of Tuesday with a chance of early afternoon showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said.
There are only a few scattered showers collecting in the Gulf of Mexico, which could be pushed inland by the coastal breeze. Tampa Bay has a 30-40 percent chance of rain, so many of these storms should blow over the area or dissipate quickly.
By the afternoon, temperatures will rise to around 91. But with humidity, those temperatures are going to feel like they’re in the triple digits, forecasters said.
Another threat of thunderstorms and scattered showers arrives by late evening to overnight as a few storms in the Atlantic cross the state, forecasters said.
The rest of the week looks consistent with Tuesday, with temperatures reaching the lower 90s and partly cloudy skies. The region should continue to see a limited chance of rain from scattered showers moving inland.