After a day of record-tying heat, the Tampa Bay region is due for another round of dry, scorching conditions before some relief arrives this weekend.
Tuesday's high of 94 tied a record high set in 1941, and more of the same is forecast for Wednesday.
Some areas to the east may experience some patchy fog that will burn off quickly, otherwise residents are waking up to less humidity but with temperatures in the upper 70s, 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Grant Gilmore said.
Skies will be mostly clear, with only a 10 percent chance of isolated sprinkles starting to the east and moving west this afternoon into the evening, Gilmore said.
Highs will surpass 90, approaching the record high of 92 set in Tampa in 2009.
Much of the same is expected Thursday, but moisture streaming in from the east will produce higher rain chances Friday and heading into the weekend, Gilmore said. Highs this weekend will be in the upper 80s.