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High Rain Chances Continue Next Few Days

TAMPA, Fla. — A humid, tropical air mass will result in more unsettled weather over the next few days. 

What You Need To Know

  • Hurricane Sally is in the northern Gulf of Mexico
  • Coastal flood advisory for Citrus County
  • The clouds and rain keep temperatures below average 
  • Get the 7-Day Forecast

Hurricane Sally is meandering over the northern Gulf of Mexico and storm surge flooding as well as inland flooding will be the main hazards there. 

Sally is responsible for the higher than normal tides on our shores too. There is a coastal flood advisory for Citrus County through Thursday evening. Localized pockets of nuisance flooding is possible at high tide. 

The rest of our coastline will deal with choppy seas from Sally as a rip current risk continues along our beaches. 

Lots of clouds overhead and this will continue into Wednesday as Sally remains over the northern Gulf Coast. The circulation around Sally will continue to pull in deep tropical moisture keeping our rain chances high for the next few days. 

Expect mostly cloudy skies with numerous showers and storms on Wednesday and Thursday.

If you plan to walk or jog, check in with Klystron 9 before you go so you can avoid the heavy downpours and lightning. At least it won’t be too hot. Due to the clouds and the rain, high temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 80s. 

Boating and Beach Forecast

Hurricane Sally is in the northern Gulf of Mexico and we still have higher swells. 

At the beaches, expect more clouds than sun and periods of showers and thunderstorms.

There is a high risk of rip currents at the beaches Wednesday so be sure to swim near a lifeguard.

Tides will run above normal and a coastal flood advisory is in effect for Citrus County. 

Tropical Update

It is the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, and there are several systems to watch.

In addition to Hurricane Sally, there is also Hurricane Paulette, Tropical Storm Teddy and Tropical Storm Vicky. Those are not near any land though. 

Another tropical disturbance will likely form over the far eastern Atlantic in the coming days. 

There is only one more name on the 2020 Hurricane Season list: Wilfred. Should we go beyond Wilfred, then the Greek alphabet will be used to name storms in the Atlantic. It has happened one time before, during the 2005 hurricane season.

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