Staying warm Friday, storms Sunday

Weather forecast

Happy Friday! I'm Meteorologist Ashley Batey tracking strong to severe thunderstorms this weekend.

Those storms won't arrive until Sunday and in the meantime, we stay warm and mostly sunny today for the Bay area, although a few light showers will be possible for the Nature Coast today.

Saturday will be mainly dry to start, with a slight chance of rain and storms too mainly during the evening and overnight hours.  The most likely areas to see rain on Saturday will be Citrus and Hernando Counties.  The Gasparilla Children's Parade looks fine with cooler temps by the water, lower 70s and a good breeze as well. 

Sunday morning will bring some showers and fog, but by the afternoon,we'll be tracking showers and thunderstorms with isolated severe storms possible. Look out for frequent lightning, heavy downpours and strong winds. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Rainfall totals in many spots will top one inch.

Winds will be strong and gusty Monday with some clouds and even some mist.  Those winds will calm down a bit Tuesday and the sun will return!

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