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Sunny Morning Heats Up to Afternoon Storms

TAMPA, Fla. —  Rain chances will increase through the weekend, and the humidity is here to stay. 

What You Need To Know

  • Heat index will remain in the 100s
  • We will have scattered thunderstorms each afternoon 
  • Expect increasing rain chances for the holiday weekend
  • Get the 7-Day Forecast

Sunshine this morning will allow temperatures to warm quickly by lunch time.

It will be hot during the afternoon, with a heat index value approaching 105 degrees. 

If you want to cool off at the pool, watch out for thunderstorms developing along the afternoon sea breeze. Rain chances will be slightly higher Saturday afternoon.

A surge of tropical moisture will push north from the Caribbean this weekend, increasing our rain chances through Labor Day. 

Sunday will also begin with some sunshine, but more moisture will lead to a higher chance of afternoon showers and storms.

The rain chance on Labor Day is 60 percent. 

With more clouds and higher rain chances, it won’t be quite as hot on Monday with high temperatures closer to 90 degrees. 

Boating Forecast

Wind from the east will switch to a west wind nearshore during the afternoon at 5 to 10 knots. 

Seas will be between 1 and 2 feet with a light chop.

Most of the day will feature nice boating conditions, but watch out for some thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. 

Beach Forecast

If you’re looking for sun at the beach, your best bet is to go in the morning. By the afternoon, clouds will increase, and eventually showers and thunderstorms will be developing. 

A sea breeze will develop each afternoon, and that could spark storms later in the day. 

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