Tampa area residents are being met by a thunderous, intense lightning show this morning as a line of storms passes through the region.
Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms are likely to continue throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain as an onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico continues to push clouds across the Florida peninsula.
Highs will be near 90 and lows in the mid-70s.
Rain chances will remain high Saturday but lessen by Sunday night, the weather service said.