Tropical Wave Makes for Stormy Start of the Week
Heavy thunderstorm activity is likely today.
South Tampa residents hoping for a break from thunderstorms aren’t going to get it – at least not in the early part of the week.
According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 70 percent chance of storms today, some of which are likely to be rather heavy. A tropical wave sitting over Florida is to blame for the high chance of storms.
While not all areas will see especially heavy storms, the weather service does warn the wave could produce “strong, gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning.”
At this point, the weather service is expecting the worst of today's thunderstorms to move through the area in the afternoon and early evening hours.
Today’s high will be in the upper 80s with a low in the 70s.
The outlook starts to improve tomorrow and into the latter half of the week when rain chances drop into the 20-to-30-percent range. Expect highs in the upper 80s to low 90s throughout most of the week.
For a complete look at weather in South Tampa, visit the National Weather Service online.