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Published on June 19, 2024
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms to Persist Through the Week in Tampa, FloridaSource: Unsplash/ Almodovar Group, LLC

The National Weather Service in Tampa, Florida, has issued a weather forecast for the week with scattered showers and thunderstorms expected to continue their intermittent summer pattern. According to the NWS report, Juneteenth will experience varying weather conditions, starting off with mostly sunny skies, then turning to showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 pm.

Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high near 92 degrees, while the heat index values might soar as high as 97. Those seeking relief from the East wind at 9 to 14 mph might encounter gusts as high as 22 mph. The chance of precipitation stands at 60%, with new rainfall amounts foreseen to be less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. The evening forebodes a decrease in precipitation with only a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.

Looking towards the latter half of the week, the typical Floridian mix of sun and storms continues with Thursday projecting a high near 94 degrees and similar conditions anticipated for Friday. The NWS cautions that heat index values may reach as high as 99 and 97 degrees on Thursday and Friday respectively, signaling the need for residents to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged outdoor exposure.

The forecast for Friday night through to the weekend remains consistent, with showers likely and a thunderstorm before 8 pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 8 pm and 2 am. On Saturday, expect a sunny and hot day, with high temperatures nearing 96 degrees. An ever-present East wind, around 6 mph, carries with its rumors of isolated showers and thunderstorms. As of Sunday, the chance of precipitation is measured to hover at about 50%, with the start of next week mirroring these unsettled conditions.

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