Tampa Weather Today: Storm Idalia now expected to be a MAJOR HURRICANE

Tropical Storm Idalia is predicted to become a hurricane on Monday as it swiftly intensifies in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Idalia had top sustained winds of 65 mph as of early Monday morning as it threatened the western edge of Cuba. The core of Idalia is expected to pass just west … Read more

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Idalia’s Latest Path Puts Tampa Bay on Alert

The Gulf of Mexico’s evolving weather system, recently designated as Tropical Storm Idalia, has undergone several changes in predicted trajectory. Latest reports measure its winds at 40 mph, with its atmospheric pressure registering lower than previously anticipated by several models. This suggests the storm might strengthen as it approaches land. Follow the Tampa Bay Observer’s … Read more

Will Tropical Storm Idalia Hit Florida? Our Weather Experts Look At What To Expect

Tampa Bay residents are no strangers to tropical disturbances, and now, with a fresh system forming in the Gulf of Mexico, many are anxiously awaiting its trajectory. The question on everyone’s lips: will Tropical Storm Idalia hit Florida? What We Know As of this week, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has been closely monitoring a … Read more

Tampa Weather Today: Subtropical Storm Don forms in Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Don emerged in the central Atlantic early Friday morning and is likely to decrease gradually in the following days without threatening land. According to a Friday morning report from the National Hurricane Center, the system was about 1,100 miles west southwest of the Azores and moving north at around 6 mph. Forecasters estimate … Read more

Oceans around Florida get warmer – here’s how it will affect the upcoming hurricanes

Just over a month ago, hurricane forecasters predicted that the number of storms will be slightly lower than typical for the forthcoming hurricane season. They’re now expecting slightly above-normal rainfall, owing to warm seas in the Atlantic Ocean, which are ideal for storm strengthening. This year, the water off the Florida coast is less of … Read more

Tampa Weather Today: Prepare for stormy Friday morning, drier weekends

This morning, showers and thunderstorms are possible along and north of I-4. To begin Friday, the rest of the region will be largely cloudy, humid, and muggy. Moreover, the majority of the storms will dissipate by midday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms redeveloping primarily east of I-75 later this afternoon and tonight. Outside of the … Read more