As a ridge of high pressure stretches across the Western Atlantic, we will continue to see a persistent southeasterly flow across the region. This will result in an extended period of temperatures running about 15 degrees above average, partly sunny skies, and mainly dry weather. The large dome of high pressure will keep us protected from the stormy weather moving across the southeast.
A temperature of 85 degrees was recorded at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday. This shatters the old record of 82 degrees set back in 1972. The record high temp for Tampa on Thursday is 85 set back in 1991, and the forecast high for Thursday is 83.
The only inconvenient weather we will experience will be areas of fog developing overnight. Some areas could be locally dense, with reduced driving visibilities. Once the fog lifts on Thursday morning, we will once again see plenty of sunshine during the afternoon. Our next cold front, which the models are indicating will be rather significant, is forecasted to move through the area late next Wednesday.
Overnight Areas of dense fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. ESE wind around 5 mph becoming light.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East southeast wind around 8-12 mph.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 82. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 83.