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

As winds off the Gulf of Mexico push that tropical moisture into the region, rain possibilities will increase significantly starting on Saturday.
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]
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]
Published June 7
Updated June 7

An area of low pressure that is moving through the Tampa Bay area will make for a potentially soggy weekend.

Some spots are experiencing light drizzle, with heavier rain in Hernando and Citrus counties, and clouds will continue to build as the front pushes through, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs will stay below 90, forecasters said, and Friday appears to be the best day to make any outdoor plans, at least into early next week.

As winds off the Gulf of Mexico push that tropical moisture into the region, rain possibilities will increase significantly starting on Saturday. After a cloudy morning, expect an 80 percent chance of widespread showers primarily starting in the afternoon and extending through Sunday and the early part of next week, forecasters said.

The increased cloud cover will provide some heat relief, with highs only reaching the mid to upper 80s heading into next weekend.

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Contact Carl Lisciandrello at clisciandrello@tampabay.com. Follow @carlmarks_Times

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