Forecast: Steamy Sun Sunday; Scattered PM Storms

9:33 PM, Oct 6, 2012   |    comments
Hot sun with scattered thunderstorms.
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    Sunday will be the transition day as we start to move into a drier pattern. The dominant winds will become  northeasterly ushering in less humid air.  However, with enough moisture in place and good daytime heating, we will still have a 30% chance of afternoon storms. Temperatures will run a few degrees above average with highs near 90.  The atmosphere will continue to dry out through the work week as ridging builds in across the area both at the surface and in the mid and upper levels.  This will result in some beautiful, although warm, fall like weather across the Tampa Bay area.

Overnight   Clearing skies, northerly winds becoming calm, and a low temperature of 74 degrees.  

Sunday   Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

Columbus Day   Isolated showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. North northeast wind around 7 mph.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 87.


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