Forecast: Rain/Isolated Storms Tuesday Morning

9:58 PM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa Bay, Florida -- Mostly cloudy skies will continue overnight with a slight chance of showers. 

Temperatures will be mild with southerly winds. Expect low temperatures in the 60's. 

Rain chances will increase for Tuesday as a cold front moves into the region. Showers and storms will be possible mainly between 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. for the Nature Coast, and between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for the Tampa Bay metro area.  

Expect a 30% chance of showers and storms for our southern and interior zones on Tuesday.

The front will stall over south central Florida keeping  high rain chances in the forecast through Wednesday.  

Drier and slightly cooler air is expected for Thursday as our winds shift to the north.

Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 1 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. for the Nature Coast and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for the Tampa Bay Metro area . Partly cloudy, with a high near 79. Light south southwest wind becoming west southwest 5 to 12 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.

Wednesday A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night A chance of showers before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. North northeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. North wind around 8 mph becoming east after midnight.

Friday A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South southeast wind around 9 mph.

Friday Night  A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Sunday A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.