ST. PETERSBURG,  Fla. -- Here's your Tampa area weather forecast for late Thursday into Friday morning, along with a look at conditions through early into next week.

  • Rain chances increase into weekend
  • Heavy rain, storms possible
  • Onshore winds continue; very muggy

Storms that were moving south through Georgia and Alabama in the evening may make it into the area overnight.

It will be very warm and muggy again overnight, with possible storms and low temperatures again in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Friday will be partly sunny with scattered storms. The rain chance is 50 percent.  Winds will be westerly so, storm chances begin at the coast in the morning.  Storms will move slowly southeast through the day.

High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Saturday will be partly sunny with a 60 percent chance of showers and storms, storms may start early at the coast. The more widespread storms will be mainly in the afternoon.

Sunday looks very similar, so a few storms will start at the coast early then shift inland and become more widespread.

Tuesday should bring a return to a more typical summer weather pattern, with light winds in the mornings and then sea breeze storms developing in the afternoons.

Monday and Tuesday will be partly sunny with scattered storms each day.

Looking ahead to the 4th of July, it will be partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.

High temperatures will be in the low 90s.


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