Tuesday brought yet another day of partly cloudy and warm conditions to Tampa Bay. Though there were morning areas of mist and fog, none of the four major reporting stations recorded any measurable precipitation.
Morning lows across the area included 59 degrees in Clearwater, 60 degrees at MacDill Air Force Base, 62 degrees in Tampa, and 67 degrees in St. Petersburg. By the afternoon, highs climbed to 79 degrees in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg; and rose to 82 degrees at MacDill Air Force Base.
Tampa Bay residents and vacationers can expect one more warm and mostly dry day on Wednesday before rainfall moves into west-central Florida by Thursday ahead of an approaching front.
A few light showers may linger into Friday and Saturday as the front stalls over southern Florida. Cooler temperatures will also accompany the increased coverage of precipitation.
Wednesday’s weather for west-central Florida
Wednesday’s weather forecast for Tampa Bay and the rest of west-central Florida calls for patchy morning fog which will be followed by partly cloudy skies. Precipitation coverage will average around ten percent throughout the day. After morning lows ranging from 55 to 65 degrees, highs will reach 78 to 85 degrees across the area.
Showers possible for Thursday through Saturday
The forecast for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Tampa Bay calls for partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. Precipitation coverage on Thursday will reach 50 percent, and will fall to around 20 percent for Friday and Saturday.
After morning lows between 55 and 65 degrees on Thursday, and ranging from 45 to 55 degrees for Friday and Saturday, highs all three afternoons will climb to between 70 and 77 degrees.
Drier weather with seasonal temperatures expected Sunday through Tuesday
Behind the front bringing the precipitation to the Tampa Bay area to end the work week, partly cloudy skies and seasonably mild conditions will move into west-central Florida for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Rain coverage will remain at or below ten percent all three days. After morning lows ranging from 45 to 55 degrees, highs will climb to between 70 and 77 degrees every afternoon.
Links to additional weather information for the Tampa Bay area
To find additional forecast information for areas in and around Tampa Bay, please visit the local National Weather Service website, the Storm Team 8 Facebook page, and Meteorologist Denis Phillips Facebook page.