ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Here's your Tampa area weather forecast for late Friday into Saturday morning, along with a preview of conditions through next week.
- Tropical downpours
- Same pattern this weekend
- Increasing southwest wind
Scattered showers and some storms are tapering off this evening.
There will likely be some showers and storms developing in the gulf and moving onshore overnight.
Clouds will thin out some overnight. With high dew points, lows stay in the upper 70s to low 80s.
An area of high pressure will remain near South Florida so the onshore wind pattern will continue through the weekend.
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The southwest wind will bring showers and some thunderstorms into our area early morning Saturday. Storms will again move inland from there.
The batch of deepest moisture is likely to shift south in the afternoon. This should reduce the rain coverage over Citrus and Hernando Counties for the afternoon.
Heavy rain will be likely across Tampa Bay. Skies will be mostly cloudy and it will be breezy, especially near the coast.
Winds will be out of the southwest. Highs will be in the 80s to near 90 inland.
Storms will develop in the Gulf of Mexico and move onto the coast, becoming more numerous as they spread inland for Sunday again. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with breezy west winds.
High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s Sunday.
Monday and Tuesday, southwest onshore wind will strengthen creating breezy conditions throughout the day, especially along the coast.
High rain chances continue Monday and Tuesday with numerous showers and storms across our area.
With the clouds and rain, afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees each day.
Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s to low 80s.
We may return to a more typical summertime pattern by the end of next week with mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms. This will take place when the winds switch and begin to come from the southeast.
Rainfall today through 4 p.m.:
Sugarmill Woods (Citrus) 4.97
Weeki Wachee (Hernando) 2.11
Crystal River (Citrus) 1.88
Spring Hill (Hernando) 1.80
Citrus Springs (Citrus) 1.46
Pinellas Park (Pinellas) 1.25
New Port Richey (Pasco) 1.22
Lecanto (Citrus) 1.09
Foxleigh (Manatee) 0.95
Fishhawk (Hillsborough) 0.96
Westchase (Hillsborough) 0.90
Tarpon Springs (Pinellas) 0.81
Brooksville (Hernando) 0.80
Largo (Pinellas) 0.75
South Pasadena (Pinellas) 0.74
North St. Petersburg (Pinellas) 0.71
Lake Hamilton (Polk) 0.67
South Lakeland (Polk) 0.65
Seminole (Pinellas) 0.64
Oneco (Manatee) 0.62
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