While Sunday’s forecast for Tampa Bay had originally called for a significant coverage or precipitation, the showers and thunderstorms that were expected to affect west-central Florida did not move into the area until late in the evening.
As of 10 p.m., all four of the primary observation stations around Tampa Bay had recorded measurable rainfall for the day, but in most locations none of the precipitation was recorded prior to 8 p.m.
With the showers and thunderstorms moving into west-central Florida later than had been anticipated, afternoon highs climbed a few degrees above forecast levels as well. Highs on Sunday included 76 degrees in Clearwater, 77 degrees in Tampa, 79 degrees in St. Petersburg, and 82 degrees at MacDill Air Force Base.
After the bulk of the rain exits early Monday morning, forecast models indicate warmer weather will overtake Tampa Bay this coming week. While there may be a few additional clouds and showers on Monday, much of the week should be dry. Though an isolated shower cannot be ruled out for Tuesday through Sunday, most locations will remain rain-free.
Weather forecast for this week in Tampa Bay
The weather forecast for this week in Tampa Bay calls rather warm and humid, but mostly rain-free weather. The coverage of precipitation will average around 30 percent on Monday, and fall to between ten and 20 percent for Tuesday through Sunday.
Skies will range from partly sunny to mostly cloudy on Monday, and from partly cloudy to partly sunny for the rest of the week.
Lows across the Tampa Bay area will range from 55 to 65 degrees on Monday, and then rise to between 58 and 68 degrees for Tuesday through Sunday. Afternoon highs will range from 72 to 80 degrees on Monday, and warm to between 78 and 85 degrees for Tuesday through Sunday.
Links to additional local weather information
For additional information about Tampa Bay’s weather this upcoming week, please visit the local National Weather Service website, the Storm Team 8 Facebook page, and Meteorologist Denis Phillips Facebook page.