Above Average Temperatures In Tampa Florida

As if summertime in Florida wasn’t hot enough, it should be extra steamy today in the Tampa Bay area.

Expect above-average temperatures this afternoon on top of high humidity, which could bring the heat index near 100 degrees, according to News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann.

The heat index measures a “feels-like” effect of humidity and temperature.

Actual highs will be above average, mostly in the low 90s. Lows will be in the mid- to high 70s.

There will again be pockets of late-afternoon thunderstorms, generally drifting from the east across Florida toward the Gulf of Mexico, Spann said. There is a 40 percent chance of rain today in the region.