TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was hot before storms built up as we made our way into the evening hours. We warmed up into the low 90s during the afternoon. The storms fade out or push offshore after sunset, we may see a few severe thunderstorms with the primary concern being gusty winds and hail.
Tomorrow’s afternoon rain chance is 40%, and highs will be back above average in the low 90s. The rain chance drops to 30% Thursday afternoon, and the storms drift inland.
By Friday we’ll have a better grasp on what will happen in the tropics. A hurricane from the Pacific is dissipating over Mexico today, and the remnants will likely spread east into the southern Gulf of Mexico or into the Caribbean.
The National Hurricane Center gives these remnants a 70% chance of redevelopment as they head northeast toward the end of the week.
Many models take the developing low just south of Florida, but a couple take it farther north and across central Florida. It certainly bears watching, but at this point, it’s not even a certainty that it will redevelop. It may just end up being tropical moisture that increases our rain chances. Stay tuned.