MacDill Air Force Base was the only major reporting station to record significant amounts of rainfall on Tuesday. A late evening shower dropped four-tenths of an inch of precipitation between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Drier air filtering into west-central Florida reduced the coverage of storms across the area on Tuesday, and also provided slightly lower humidity values and lower morning minimum temperatures. Lows so far on Wednesday morning have ranged from 71 degrees at MacDill Air Force Base to 80 degrees in St. Petersburg.
Residents and vacationers around Tampa Bay can expect this drier than average weather to persist through the end of the week. At this time, the National Weather Service expects the lower levels of moisture to limit the coverage of thunderstorms to around 20 percent through Sunday. Morning lows will bottom out between 72 and 82 degrees, with afternoon highs ranging from 88 to 93 degrees.
Links to more local weather information
For additional forecast details regarding the weather this upcoming week across Tampa Bay and the rest of west-central Florida, please visit the local National Weather Service website, the Storm Team 8 Facebook page, and Meteorologist Denis Phillips Facebook page.
Tropics quiet for now
As of Wednesday morning, the National Hurricane Center does not anticipate any tropical storm formation through Friday. For additional information regarding any potential for tropical threats, please visit the National Hurricane Center website.