ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Here's your Tampa area weather forecast for late Friday into Saturday morning, along with a look at rainy conditions expected for Mother's Day.

  • Mainly dry Saturday
  • Rain moves in Sunday
  • Pattern change this week

Skies will be partly cloudy into early Saturday morning.

Lows will be warmer than they’ve been most of the week, with low 70s for coastal zones and 60s inland. The weekend will start out dry, but humidity and moisture will be increasing, eventually leading to a rain chance.

Expect increasing clouds for Saturday, but most of the day will be dry with just a 10 percent chance of a shower in the afternoon to evening.

Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the 60s and 70s.

Sunday will likely start dry in the morning, but moisture will increase rapidly from the south with showers and storms moving into the region, so expect a wet late afternoon to evening on Sunday. Resulting high temperatures will be lower on Sunday, mainly in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Rain chances will stick around next week, giving us some beneficial rains.

A low pressure area will sit almost right on top of us, giving us a constant stream of moisture from Sunday night into Monday and Tuesday. That will result in high rain chances for this time of year, so although it’s not a traditional way to start a rainy season, this is definitely a welcome sign given how dry it’s been lately.

With that in mind, expect high rain chances for Monday and Tuesday with below average temperatures in the 70s to low 80s.

The low will slowly drift north Wednesday through Friday, but lingering moisture will still give us rain chances each day. Highs during that stretch will be in the mid to upper 80s.

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