The new year starts on a wet note in the Tampa Bay area with early showers and then a 50 percent chance of rain.
The skies will remain cloudy with a high near 71.
The chance of rain drops to 40 percent tonight with a low around 64.
Rain is more likely on Thursday with a 70 percent chance and the possibility of a half-inch of precipitation. There is the chance of a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. The high will be 81 and the low 45.
Then the area gets a nice day on Friday with sunny skies a nigh of 63 and a north to northeast wind of 13 to 16 mph. Friday night the low falls to 45.
Saturday will be the same, with a high of 72.
Rain might return on Sunday with a 30 percent chance of showers. The high will be 75 and the low 50.