After several days of low clouds, fog, and drizzle around Tampa Bay, the sun managed to break through the clouds by the middle of the morning on Saturday. This allowed temperatures to rise closer to what is expected for west-central Florida by Saturday afternoon.
After morning lows between 58 and 61 degrees, highs across Tampa Bay climbed to between 77 and 80 degrees. None of the local observation stations recorded any rainfall.
Partly cloudy skies with virtually no chance of rainfall are expected to continue around Tampa Bay through Tuesday afternoon. A few showers are possible from Tuesday night through Wednesday ahead of the next frontal boundary. However, skies are expected to clear in time for Thanksgiving Day across the area.
Forecast for Sunday through Tuesday
The forecast in Tampa Bay for Sunday through Tuesday calls for mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Rainfall coverage around the area will be non-existent for Sunday and Monday, but will increase to around 10 percent by Tuesday. After morning lows between 55 and 62 degrees, highs will climb to between 72 and 80 degrees for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Slightly wetter weather possible by Wednesday
A few showers are expected to develop around Tampa Bay for Tuesday night and Wednesday as the next frontal boundary approaches the area. The coverage of precipitation is expected to increase to around 20 percent from Tuesday night into Wednesday. After morning lows of 55 to 62 degrees, highs will climb to between 70 and 77 degrees under partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies.
Outlook for Thanksgiving Day through Saturday
As the front pushes south through Tampa Bay Wednesday night, a reinforcing shot of cooler and drier air is expected to move into the area for Thanksgiving Day through Saturday. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with the coverage of rainfall around zero percent all three days. Morning lows will range from 50 to 60 degrees, and afternoon highs will climb to between 70 and 77 degrees.
For further forecast details, please visit the local National Weather Service website, the Storm Team 8 Facebook page, and Meteorologist Denis Phillips Facebook page.
Tropical weather outlook
The National Hurricane Center does not expect any tropical storm formation through Monday. For more detailed information about the tropics, please visit the National Hurricane Center website.