Think about indoor ventures today, Oct. 3, such as the Seffner Relay For Life fundraiser banquet at The Regent, as the National Weather Service’s Ruskin office calls for a strong likelihood of rain through today and into tonight.
“[There’s] deep moisture that’s going to be brought in through our area,” said Michael Lewis, a weather service meteorologist. “Intermittent showers and thunderstorms [are likely].”
Indeed, scattered thunderstorms are forecast through Sunday, with isolated thunderstorms noted only for Friday and Saturday nights. (For a more detailed forecast for the Greater Brandon area, and to keep up with forecast changes, visit the National Weather Service online.)
Today's daytime forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of showers, followed by a 40 percent of scattered showers tonight.
While rain won’t be constant, anyone venturing outdoors might want to be mindful of possible thunderstorms. Bringing along an umbrella wouldn’t be a bad idea either, Lewis said.
We’re in for “little pop-up kinds of showers and thunderstorms [with] really, really heavy showers,” he said. “There’s so much moisture [out there], it’s got to come down at some point.”
The anticipated rains aren’t expected to cool things off much, however. Daily highs are anticipated in the upper 80s to low 90s throughout much of the week. Lows are anticipated in the lower 70s.
For a complete look at Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch weather, visit the National Weather Service online.