For those looking for a reprieve from the heat and rain, Tuesday’s weather doesn’t look promising.
The National Weather Service is projecting a 30 percent chance of precipitation in Manatee County, with scattered showers and thunderstorms starting after 2 p.m. Besides the rain, it is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 91 degrees and a heat index as high as 102. Evening thunderstorms are expected.
According to the National Weather Service for the Tampa Bay area, Sarasota received nearly an inch of rain in the past 24 hours, while Lake Manatee received 2.3 inches.
Beachgoers should aim to be out on the sand early: Klystron 9 Radar indicates upwards of a 50 percent chance of rain starting at noon, peaking at 3 p.m with a 90 percent chance.
According to the Bay News 9 seven-day forecast, the rest of the week doesn’t look much drier or cooler. Wednesday will bring a 30 percent chance of rain with a high of 93, while Thursday will see a 50 percent chance of rainfall. Friday’s chances of precipitation are projected at 60 percent. Saturday and Sunday both have a 50 percent chance of rain.