Tampa Bay Weather
Forecast: Increased rain chances across Tampa Bay ahead of a big weekend cool-down
After a morning marked with isolated patchy fog and high humidity, folks across Tampa Bay will experience yet another unseasonably warm day ahead of a cold front that will bring the region its first real fall feel.
Commuters are encountering light breezes and fog in some areas that should disperse as the sun rises, according to the National Weather Service.
By the afternoon, temperatures will warm to the mid to upper 80s -- nearly 10 degrees above average -- with partly cloudy skies and a chance of pop up storms into the evening, forecasters say.
The chance for rain will increase over the next two days as storms and moisture are forced east ahead of a cold front that should arrive Thursday. Highs will remain in the mid 80s under overcast skies.
Once it does, highs will drop more than 10 degrees, into the low 70s, with chance of isolated brief showers by Thursday afternoon. And residents on Friday morning will wake up to chilly lows in the mid 40s -- and even colder to the north.
The rest of the weekend will continue the cool down with highs in the lower to mid 70s and lows in the mid to upper 50s under partly cloudy skies. Rain chances will be low heading into early next week.
Meanwhile, cooler conditions have decreased the chance that a tropical wave in the Atlantic will develop. The storm has become more disorganized over the past 24 hours, and it has just a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next two days - down from 50 percent earlier Monday. Similarly, the five-day probability dropped from 90 percent to 30 percent.
EXTENDED FORECAST: The 10-day outlook for the Tampa Bay area
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