Gentlemen I think we can say we have survived another Florida Summer -
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin Florida
157 PM EDT Sat Oct 13 2012
Short term (tonight - monday)...band of light showers/sprinkles
moving toward the southwest may briefly dampen the ground across the
interior central and southwest this afternoon. Otherwise continued
mainly dry weather through tonight.
Moisture deepens some on Sunday so chances of measurable
precipitation will increase a bit. For now will depict slight
chance of showers mainly from Polk County southwestward across
Manatee and points south.
On Monday...a frontal boundary will be dropping into the northern
Gulf Coast states but there will be no return flow of humid air
ahead of it. That should keep rain chances on the low side
considering the upper-level support and the surface boundary...
but still expect about a 20 percent chance of showers at any time
Long term (monday night - saturday)...some changes were made to
the extended forecast today. Models are showing a cooler air mass
moving in behind the front...and mex guidance has shown cooler
temperatures for the last few runs. There may be some return of
milder air and moisture on Thursday before the next cold front
approaches on Friday. We will likely have to add some rain chances
for Friday in the next forecast package.