Patchy Scattered Showers Throughout Tampa Bay

With most of the area in a moderate to severe drought, it is nice to finally see some showers move onshore this morning.  Most of the rain this morning will be along and west of I75 with most of it hugging the coast.  Later today the rain will shift inland with the best chance of storms occurring in eastern Polk County and on Florida’s east coast.  Tonight and tomorrow will be similar with a few overnight showers near the coast and once again the trend of showers and storms moving to deep inland areas from Polk County eastward.  Rain chances increase Saturday afternoon and evening along with a few storms on Sunday.

The threat for severe weather has diminished somewhat for Saturday, but we will still be watching for a few storms to pop up.

Today: Partly sunny morning with scattered showers mainly along the coast. There will be breaks of sun this afternoon with the showers concentrated over Polk County and points eastward.  Rain chances are near 40% with winds SSE -SSW 10-15 mph.  Highs will top out in the mid 80s.

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers mainly west of I75.  Winds will be SSE 5-10 mph with a 30% chance for rain.  Lows will be mild dipping to the upper 60s and low 70s along the immediate coast.

Friday: Morning showers will once again give way to afternoon showers and storms east of I75, mainly Polk County eastward.  Rain chance Tampa west is 30% mainly in the morning while it will be 50% Polk County eastward.  Winds will turn from the SSE to the SSW 10-15 mph with highs in the mid 80s.

Meteorologist Bobby Deskins

Source: 10 News