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Weather forecast: Scattered showers likely today; TD forms in Caribbean

Juli Marquez: It stays breezy this week. Rain chances will increase Thursday and Friday.

  • The best chances of rain will be inland and in the southern areas of Tampa Bay where there is a 30 percent chance of rain.
  • As this feature moves west, deeper moisture will overspread the area with increasing rain chances.
  • Thursday and Friday, the rain chance is 50 percent to 60 percent.
  • An area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean formed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning.
  • On the forecast track, the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday, and emerge into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday.

There will be partly sunny skies with a few isolated to widely scattered showers moving in from the east coast.

ST. PETERSBURG — 

It’s another breezy day with an east-northeast wind 15-25 mph and higher gusts. 

High pressure remains north of us with breezy to windy conditions for the next few days as a tight pressure gradient remains in place across the state.

Hazardous boating conditions continue with a Small Craft Advisory today through Thursday.

There will be partly sunny skies with a few isolated to widely scattered showers moving in from the east coast. The best chances of rain will be inland and in the southern areas of Tampa Bay where there is a 30 percent chance of rain. Rain chances are 20 percent in our northern counties due to drier air.

High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.

A trough of low pressure extending from Cuba northeast to the Bahamas will move slowly west across the Florida Straits and into the eastern Gulf on Thursday.

As this feature moves west, deeper moisture will overspread the area with increasing rain chances.

Thursday and Friday, the rain chance is 50 percent to 60 percent.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. Lows will be in the 70s.

An area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean formed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning. It is the sixteeneth tropical depression to form this season. 

At 11 a.m. the center of Tropical Depression Sixteen…

Weather forecast: Scattered showers likely today; TD forms in Caribbean