Higher humidity, rain chances take over this week in Tampa area
After a dry, pleasant and sunny weekend, more summer-like conditions take over this week, complete with higher humidity and a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Commuters may encounter a slight sprinkle as a couple of showers move in from the Gulf of Mexico this morning, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said. Skies will clear this morning, leaving mostly sunny skies and seasonable highs in the mid-80s. However, winds from the southeast will draw moisture to the north, creating the higher humidity and generating a 40 percent chance of isolated afternoon storms – mostly east of I-75.The rain will taper off tonight with lows in the mid- to upper-60s. Similar conditions will prevail through Thursday.