Tampa area forecast looks a lot like the day before
Expect an encore of Tuesday's weather pattern today in the Tampa Bay area. The means above-average temperatures in the afternoon and severe storms rushing through late in the day. The summer storm pattern is the result of Florida's east coast sea breeze meeting a west coast sea breeze near Interstate 75, according to News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann. Tuesday's line of storms brought damaging winds and power outages to parts of Pinellas County and a waterspout over Old Tampa Bay.Regional highs will be in the low 90s, again with a heat index around 100. The lows will be in the mid-70s. There is a 40 percent chance of rain, according to Spann.