Rain Blankets Tampa Bay Better Weekend

Morning drivers are asked to use extra caution this morning as the storms that blanketed the area overnight are producing slick slippery roads.

The rain moved in ahead of a cold front that should pass over the area sometime this afternoon, bringing with it cooler temperatures for the weekend.

There were gusty winds, heavy rain and some lightning around 2:30 a.m. this morning. Some of the wind gusts were up to 31 mph.

The storms are part of a bigger system that is bringing snow to northern cities and will bring cooler weather to the Tampa Bay area.

By noon, temperatures will reach the mid-70s and by 3 p.m. the area should be mostly dry.

Though some clouds may stick around on Saturday, rain is not in the forecast and high temperatures will be in the mid-70s, to low 70’s Sunday with the over night lows getting back into the mid 5-‘s.


Full Weekend Forecast:

Friday: A 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Most showers will be over after 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southwest wind between 15 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West northwest wind between 7 and 13 mph.

Saturday: Morning clouds and then mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North northwest wind between 3 and 7 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Source: 10 News