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Hot With Scattered Storms Friday

TAMPA, Fla. — It will be a hot afternoon with scattered thunderstorms again Friday.

What You Need To Know

  • Some of us will get a heavy downpour today
  • Other areas will be hot and dry
  • “Reverse Summertime Pattern” is expected next week
  • Get the 7-Day Forecast

If you exercise outside, it’s warm and humid this morning with a low rain chance. This afternoon, the sea breeze develops and there will be scattered thunderstorms. 

High temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s with the heat index over 100 this afternoon.

The rain chance is about 50 percent this weekend.

An onshore flow begins over the weekend and continues into next week. This could cause rain coverage to start earlier in the day.

The new Spectrum News App is a great way to get updates on the storms and the lightning right on your cell phone. To learn more about the app and to download it, go to

Boating Forecast

Light southeasterly winds will be replaced by an afternoon sea breeze along the coast Friday.

The exception will be near thunderstorms that create locally gusty winds and rough conditions with frequent lightning. 

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Josephine is nearly 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Friday morning.

It could strengthen a little today before increased wind shear causes it to weaken over the weekend.

Josephine is expected to pass to the northeast of the Leeward Islands over the weekend.

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