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 rain, it will be extremely humid, with highs in the low 90s and temperatures that feel like they could reach 105 degrees. Tonight will be mostly clear and pleasant, with lows in the upper 70s.

Saturday and Sunday will begin dry with spotty clouds. Temperatures in the area will rise into the low to mid 90s, and rain chances will increase in the afternoon.

There is a 40% risk of inland storms on Saturday and a 30% chance on Sunday.

Rain chances remain low on Monday before rising to 40% on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs in the mid-90s are expected for late next week.

The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring two tropical storms. Tropical Storm Bret has made its way into the Eastern Caribbean and is expected to pass through this weekend.

Cindy, another tropical storm, formed late Thursday. It is expected to strengthen as it moves northwest, passing to the north of the Caribbean islands this weekend. According to the official forecast, it will be demoted to a tropical depression as it moves east of the Bahamas by next week.

Neither of these systems poses a threat to the Tampa Bay area, but they serve as a reminder that hurricane season has begun.

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