ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This evening will have some lingering storms. The best coverage will be east of I-75. But there will be a few that try to work back toward the coast.
Overnight will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the low to mid 70s inland and upper 70s near the coast.
- Overnight will be cloudy and muggy
- Highs Friday in upper 80s to low 90s
- Higher coverage of storms this weekend
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A few scattered showers will start popping up near the coast Friday morning.
So expect a quicker start to the scattered showers and storms for Friday. The coverage will be at about 40 percent with variably cloudy to partly sunny skies.
Again the storms will have an east-northeast movement across the region.
Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.
Moisture will increase from the west this weekend and showers and storms will get a quicker start each day. So do not be surprised to see storms coming in from the Gulf in the morning hours and then drying out a bit in the afternoon to evening.
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This is what we call an onshore wind flow pattern or a reverse summertime pattern.
We get good coverage of storms in this pattern but it does not mean it will rain all day. They tend to pass in intervals.
It will however keep our highs down a bit in the upper 80s this weekend.
The coverage of storms will be at 60 percent Saturday and 70 percent Sunday.
Winds will become breezy this weekend and the pattern will continue into early next week as the low pressure slowly moves across the southeastern U.S.
So expect elevated rain chances through early next week before the pattern slowly breaks down.
Highs will stay in the upper 80s to near 90 during that time.
Lows will be in the 70s.
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