Showers and storms will be increasing throughout the day as tropical moisture streams in from the south. That moisture is associated with the tropical wave in the NW Caribbean which could develop today.
Meanwhile, Tropical Depression 5 has formed in the eastern Atlantic.
Thursday: Mostly sunny to start with temps in the upper 70's. Partly cloudy midday with a high near 91, and Heat index values as high as 110. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Coverage of rain is 50%-60% of the 10 News Viewing Area. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Tracking Invest 92-L as it moves in to the Gulf. While the Low is not expected to move over Tampa, it does help return us to a wetter, more average Summer time pattern.
Look for isolated showers/storms from morning to midday, otherwise partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be around 78 degrees, and High temperatures will be around 90 degrees. Southeast winds will still be fairly light at around 5-12mph. Afternoon and evening Thunderstorms pick up again and it looks to be pretty stormy for the 2nd half of the day at around a 70% coverage of rain for the area.
Saturday: Tracking Invest 92-L as it moves in to the Northern Gulf. Broken System looks to take 1st "Low" in to Pensacola Saturday, followed by a 2nd "Low" in to New Orleans Monday. Variable clouds (meaning sunny & cloudy, varying hour to hour) through the day. High Temperature is forecasted at 92 degrees, and a 50% coverage of thunderstorms will be likely after 3pm.
Sunday: With the 2nd piece of Invest 92-L moving towards New Orleans (through Monday Morning) it looks like we may have a better chance for scattered thunderstorms for the 2nd half of the Weekend. After some morning sunshine and a low of 78 degrees, the forecast will be for a 60%-70% coverage of thunderstorms from 3pm - 10pm. High temperature before the storms move in is forecasted at 91 degrees, and SE winds at 5 - 15mph.