The Tampa Bay area will have to endure a couple more days of potentially severe thunderstorms, until a cold front brings some relief from the rain — but not the heat.
After a partly cloudy start, temperatures will climb into the low-90s before the storms form inland and drift toward the west coast by tonight, News Channel 9 meteorologist Leigh Spann said.
Some of those storms could produce pockets of heavy rain and lightning — especially near th ecoast.
Skies will clear tonight, with lows in the low- to mid-70s.
The region can expect much of the same on Wednesday, before the front pushes down from the north. The front is expected to fizzle out by the time it reaches the Tampa area, and though it may not bring cooler temperatures, it is expected to 30 percent heading into the weekend.