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Slow-Moving Storms

TAMPA, Fla. — The pattern with light winds and slow-moving storms is typical for August.

What You Need To Know

With high pressure anchored over the area from the surface through the mid-levels, winds will be light and storms will move little. A sea breeze will develop this afternoon and work inland slowly.

Scattered storms will develop, especially from midday into the early afternoon. Storms will continue to pop up into the evening.

With this pattern, some areas will see very heavy rain, while others get nothing. So, you may still have to water your lawn, if you are not one of the lucky ones.

The early morning bike ride will be safer and more comfortable than in the afternoon. The afternoon heat index will again be 100 to 109.

Boating Forecast

A few showers and thunderstorms will be in the eastern Gulf of Mexico in the morning, and possibly again in the evening.

Storms will move from the coast to Tampa Bay by midday. Chances will continue near the Bay through the afternoon.

Storms will create locally gusty winds and rough conditions otherwise bay and inland waters are smooth to a light chop.


You can keep up with the latest lightning strikes on our website, just scroll down and you can find the county map for your area.

Remember, when thunder roars – go indoors!

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