Mostly cloudy skies and a few light showers along the coast today. The weather pattern has not changed much today so you can look forward to another mainly ray day with only a few breaks of sun midday into the afternoon. Like yesterday, those breaks of sun will lead to more storms this afternoon. The best chance for rain will once again be found south of Tampa.
The cold front causing all of this rain is slowly drifting southward as it falls apart. This will take most of the rain with it for the weekend, lowering our rain chances to 30% Saturday and only 20% on Sunday. Temperatures will rebound reaching highs near 90 by Sunday.
Today is the last day of summer as the Autumnal Equinox occurs Saturday morning at 10:49am EDT. This is when the sun is directly over the equator and gradually sinking southward.
Today: Mostly cloudy skies with passing showers 50% and a few storms, especially south of Tampa. Winds will be light out of the E, shifting to the NW 5-10 mph. Highs will reach the mid 80s.
Tonight: More clouds than stars, isolated showers and light winds. Lows will dip tot he low to mid 70s.
Marine Forecast: Winds E-NW 10 kts, 1-2' seas and a light chop on the bay. NE winds take over for the weekend increasing 10 15 kts by Sunday.
Meteorologist Bobby Deskins