Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Weekend forecast: Slight cool-down, chance for rain before a clear Mother's Day for Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay region is getting a little bit of a relief from this week's scorching temperatures.

10News WTSP

Feels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area

Temperatures on Friday will reach the mid to upper 80s, as opposed to earlier in the week, when temperatures climbed into the 90s, 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Grant Gilmore said.

The very slight cool-down is due to a front that's approaching from the northwest, Gilmore said, that will produce a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday afternoon.

Friday will be breezy, with southwest winds around 5 to 15 mph, Gilmore said. Clouds hang around throughout the morning with a chance of sunny skies in the afternoon.

Saturday morning will be mostly dry, Gilmore said, before the front drops in midday. It will bring a handful of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the later afternoon and early evening.

That system eventually ushers in some drier air for the second half of the weekend, making for a rain-free Mother's Day on Sunday.

Otherwise, conditions remain warm with highs in the upper 80s through the weekend and into the beginning of next week, Gilmore said.

Contact Samantha Putterman at Follow her on Twitter @samputterman.

Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]

Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]

Weekend forecast: Slight cool-down, chance for rain before a clear Mother's Day for Tampa Bay 05/12/17 [Last modified: Friday, May 12, 2017 7:23am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs journal: Kicker Nick Folk has up and downs against Jaguars


    JACKSONVILLE — If the Bucs had hoped for a drama-free night in their kicking game, they'll have to wait another week.

    Bucs kicker Nick Folk celebrates one of his two made field goals against the Jaguars, but he also misses a field goal and has an extra point blocked.
  2. Late night update: Second wave follows Tropical Storm Harvey


    UPDATE: At 11 p.m. the National Hurricane Center said a hurricane hunter plane had determined that Tropical Storm Harvey had formed with sustained winds of 40 mph.

    Three tropical waves are expected to strengthen as they move across the Atlantic Ocean. [Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center]
  3. Stealth anti-Jack Latvala group tied to Adam Putnam campaign


    Politico reports:

     A longtime political consultant for Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam is behind a website calling one of his rivals in the race, state Sen. Jack Latvala, a “liberal.”

  4. Council gives in to pension dispute with St. Pete firefighters

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council was forced to consider its first labor dispute in years Thursday when it gave the firefighters union most of the pension enhancements it has long asked for.

    The firefighters’ union won a pension victory at Thursday’s City Council meeting. [SCOTT KEELER    |      TIMES]
  5. Bucs top Jaguars behind strong first half



    There is a reason why the air in Tampa Bay is filled with playoff talk. If Thursday night's 12-8 Bucs preseason win over the Jaguars is any indication, it's also going to be filled with footballs thrown by quarterback Jameis Winston.

    Doug Martin gets the Bucs’ only touchdown  on a 2-yard run, squeaking past linebacker Telvin Smith in the first quarter. He has five carries for 30 yards.