Dry Days Ahead for Weekend

Slightly drier air will make for little chance of rain and mornings a few degrees cooler than we've seen.

Rain will all but disappear from the forecast this weekend as some mildly drier air shuffles over West Central Florida.

Outside of a small chance for a stray shower today, forecasters expect the rest of the weekend and start of the workweek to be dry.

It will still be hot, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Colson, with temperatures hitting the low 90s today and Sunday over central Pasco and northeast Hillsborough counties.

New Port Richey should be a few degrees cooler and reach only the high 80s.

Outside of no rain, the main difference will be a small drop in the humidity as the dry air settles in behind a front that moved through Friday.

“It won’t be quite as steamy,” Colson said.

You may be able to notice a slight difference, she said. Also, the lower humidity means it won’t feel quite as hot with the heat index staying in the middle 90s.

The dry air will bring slightly cooler temperatures at night with forecasts calling for morning lows in the 60s instead of the 70s we saw the past week.

Sunday is the only day free of expected rain and the moisture will begin to make a return by Monday, Colson said.

However, rain chances will remain in the 10 percent to 20 percent range each afternoon with little in the way of afternoon thunderstorms forecast well into next week.


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