AM Sunshine; Sct'd PM Storms on Tuesday

10:40 PM, Jul 8, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa Bay, Florida -- Mainly dry conditions will continue overnight with decreasing clouds. Temps will bottom out in the mid 70's by Tuesday morning with light winds.

On Tuesday, we will see plenty of sunshine for the first half of the day with high temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90's.   Scattered showers and storms will develop mainly between the hours of 3-8 p.m. The favored location will be areas along and west of I-75.

We will continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Chantal, which is currently located about 350 miles ESE of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 miles per hour, and the storm is moving to the WNW around 26 mph. It will begin to affect the Windward Islands overnight into Tuesday. Right now, the projected path has the storm getting close to the southern Florida peninsula by Friday.

Overnight:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 40%.