Showers and storms that developed along the east coast sea breeze will continue to push west across our area. As the east coast sea breeze collides with the west coast sea breeze, additional storms will develop and move back toward the beaches through 9PM.
Keep an eye out for lightning and take shelter immediately if you see lightning or hear thunder.
On Tuesday, high pressure to our north will provide east to southeast winds for the first half of the day. This will result in a hot land breeze for the Tampa Bay area with temperatures running several degrees above average. The heat index will rise into the low 100s for some areas so use caution when spending long amounts of time outside.
Onshore winds will develop by mid-afternoon as a sea breeze circulation develops. Showers and storms will develop along the east coast sea breeze and will push west into our interior zones after 3 p.m. Additional storms will develop along the west coast sea breeze and along boundary collisions from earlier storms. These storms will move back across the Tampa Bay metro area and beaches, mainly between 5PM - 9PM.
A tropical wave moving away from the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico has become Tropical Depression 5. The Gulf provides a favorable environment for development with lower wind shear and high sea surface temperatures.
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