ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Michael is passing to the west of Tampa Bay as expected. It will bring some heavy showers with occasional gusty winds overnight into early Wednesday morning. Otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies and more humid conditions.

Morning temperatures will be in the 70s to near 80.

Tide levels will continue to run about 2 feet above normal, but as expected, Citrus county will see higher levels that could be 3 to 5 feet above normal, with the highest being around Crystal River. 

The highest levels will be between now and late Wednesday night. Then the levels will start going back down.

Wednesday will feature gusty rain squalls at times. The heaviest rains and strongest winds will stay offshore, but we’ll occasionally get some heavy rain bands to pass through. When they do the winds could easily gust up to about 45 mph.

Highs will be held down to the cloud cover, mainly in the mid to upper 80s.

We will be watching for the possibility of a tornado passing through the area. Sometimes tornadoes can spin up in these outer rain bands.

Winds will slowly decrease Wednesday night but we’ll still have some passing showers.

Thursday will feature a breeze from the west with scattered showers in the region. 

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

The great news is that we'll get a blast of drier air on Friday, resulting in lower humidity headed into the weekend.

Rain chances will go away for a few days and the mornings will be cooler with much more pleasant conditions. 

7-day forecast 

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