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94º | 20% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 6:32 a.m. | Sunset 8:24 p.m. | Tides | Old Tampa Bay | High: 2:32 p.m. | Low: 11:13 p.m. | Clearwater Beach | High: 11:56 a.m. | Low: 7:46 p.m. | Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

 
🏖️ Summer’s heating up
A photo looking up at the tree canopy in Hyde Park Village. Green leaves and brown branches are in all different directions, and sun is shining through from above, where a blue sky sits in the background.
Summer is coming.|Photo by TBAYtoday
We know the question on your mind, Tampa Bay — it’s not getting any hotter, is it? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for June, July, and August.

While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what summer will bring.

Reminder: The first day of summer is Thursday, June 20.

A screenshot from NOAA. It shows the seasonal temperature outlook for summer across the US in color form, with darker red areas in the west indicating above average temps. The whole Southeast is in the "leaning above" category of orange.

Feelin’ hot hot hot.

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Screenshot via NOAA


🌡️ Temperature
What a surprise — it’s going to be hot. This summer, the Tampa Bay area has a 40-50% chance of being warmer than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Expect slightly more precipitation. TBAY has a 40-50% chance of above average rainfall amounts throughout the summer months.

☀️ Drought

Speaking of rain, no drought conditions are expected throughout the wet summer months.

June’s heat jump

Hurricane season started on Saturday, June 1, and experts say there’s an 85% chance of an above-normal season. Tampa’s average highs for the month are 90.5º, with lows sitting at 75.4º.

Pro tip: June is a great month to get ready for hurricanes with our handy guide, before the worst of the season is expected later in the season.

July’s rainfall rise

The rain has truly arrived by the time July starts, with an average of 7.75 inches falling through the month. Did you know: A huge 9.07 inches is the record rainfall for a single July day in Tampa, falling on the 29th in 1960.

August’s humid hue

A rise in humidity makes August feel even hotter than its average temps of 84.0º. Keep those water bottles filled — the average heat index is 107.6º.

But, trends show that could be higher this year. In 2023, a new record average of 86.9º was set.

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Asked
 
Tampa’s highest-ever temperature is 99º. What month did that happen in?

A. June
B. July
C. August
D. September
 
 
Events
 
Friday, June 7
  • Rays vs. Orioles | Friday, June 7-Sunday, June. 9 | Times vary | Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg | $12+ | Watch the Rays get hot in the Trop, or hit up Pride night tomorrow.
  • Book Swap & Silent Reading Meet Up | Friday, June 7 | 7-9 p.m. | Buddy Brew Coffee, 1605 W. Snow Ave., Tampa | Free with reservation | Exchange books + enjoy quiet reading time alongside fellow bookworms in the gorgeous coffee shop.
Saturday, June 8
  • Adult Canvas Painting | Saturday, June 8 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 78th St. Community Library, 7625 Palm River Rd., Tampa | Free | Unleash your creativity to complete your masterpiece — aprons provided + registration recommended.
  • Luau in the Garden | Saturday, June 8 | 5-9 p.m. | Eden Downtown, 912 N. Franklin St., Tampa | $15-$20 | Enjoy a live dance performance at the second annual outdoor event in the heart of downtown Tampa.
  • Collie Buddz | Saturday, June 8 | 7 p.m. | Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg | $41+ | The Bermuda-born reggae artist brings his “Take it Easy” tour to the Sunshine City.
  • ReptiCon Tampa | Saturday, June 8-Sunday, June 9 | Times vary | Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US Hwy. 301 N., Tampa | $6+ | Slither through dozens of reptilian-focused vendors, showcasing pets for sale, expertise, and supplies to look after your animal.
Sunday, June 9
  • Yoga on the Lawn | Sunday, June 9 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa | Free with reservation | Kickstart your Sunday morning right with a free session from Kodawari Studios — we recommend heading inside for a bite after.
  • The Kid LAROI | Sunday, June 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Yuengling Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa | $37+ | It’s time for the 20-year-old Aussie sensation to make his Cigar City debut.
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News Notes
 
Eat
  • Get a pizza the action in Carrollwood, where Spacca Napoli Trattoria and Pizzeria just opened its pomodoro-infused doors. The spot at 12913 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. serves up Neopolitan-style pizza, pasta dishes galore, and prides itself on the authenticity of its ingredients. (That’s So Tampa)
Number
  • $20.05 monthly. That’s how much garbage collection is going up for Tampa residents over the next five years. City Council approved the plan yesterday, signaling the first increase since 2015. The first hike is this October, when $34.91 will increase to $38.23. (Tampa Bay Times)
Coming Soon
  • “A chill spot with a retro vibe” is on its way to Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood. That’s how Retro House describes itself on Instagram. The opening is months away, but locals can look forward to local coffee, teas, and a menu packed with Asian eats and dim sum.
Try This
  • Comedian and actor Eric Andre is performing his absurd live show in Tampa tonight. “The Eric Andre Show Live” starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Ritz Ybor. Tickets start around ~$50. Pro tip: Watch an episode on YouTube first — he’s an acquired taste. (Creative Loafing Tampa Bay)
Today Is
Opening
  • But if you can wait a day, Mochinut is opening a new Tampa Bay area store. The Citrus Park location is hosting a grand opening tomorrow, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. They have a range of flavored donuts on offer, plus Korean rice flour hot dogs.
Weather
  • More like St. Heat-ersburg. The Burg just set a new record-high temperature of 96º on Tuesday, June 4, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was one degree lower, set in 1985. (St. Pete Catalyst)
State
  • Disney World is offering a special summer discount for Florida residents. The deal applies to three- or four-day tickets, with the former costing $219 ($73 per day), and the latter $235 ($59 per day). The best news? You can use the tickets on non-consecutive days through Saturday, Sept. 28. (WFLA)
Plan Ahead
  • Putt this one on your calendar. The Putt & Party mini golf event is heading to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Friday, June 21. Golfers can play from 12 to 8 p.m. while soaking in live music at the first event of Tampa Downtown Partnership’s summer series. (That’s So Tampa)
Sports
  • How far can Baker Mayfield take the Bucs? Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews, and more from local experts of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
    Pets
    • Bowl goals for dogs = Premium proteins. Vibrant veggies. Tantalizing textures. Be the dog parent who keeps mealtime exciting with 50% off Nom Nom’s pre-portioned, freshly-made meals.*
     
     
    Drink
     
    Time to cool off
    A mostly full glass of beer at Armature Works sits on a second-floor ledge. People are chilling by the river front below, and the blue sky has a handful of wispy clouds above the distant Tampa city skyline.
    A cold one never looked so good.|Photo by TBAYtoday
    There’s more than one way to fight against the heat this summer. We recently rounded up some of our favorite local breweries — but now they’re back with some barley believable summer specials.
    • First up is 3 Daughters Brewing. The family-run St. Pete brewery just released its Blueberry Wheat Ale, described as “light, smooth, hazy, and fruity.” Summer in a glass.
    • Across the bridge, Tampa Bay Brewing Company has re-released its seasonal Last Days of Summer sour ale. With peach + mango flavors, its tartness offers a refreshing twist beneath summer skies. TBBC has also brought back Tropical Depression — a double dry hopped IPA with big tropical fruit flavors.
    We also recommend hitting up BarrieHaus Beer Co. on any Sunday this June for the brewery’s Kölsch Days of Summer event, featuring traditional table service in authentic cylindrical glasses.

    ICYMI: We’re on the hunt for local beverage businesses to take part in our upcoming Drink Up Week — it’s free to sign up.
     
    The Buy
     
    The clear bag you need to go hands-free at any concerts, games, or events this summer (it’s stadium-approved).
     
    Answered
     
    Earlier this week, we asked for your favorite Oxford Design locations across Tampa Bay.

    The rooftop at Casa Cami. Tables, chairs, and sofas sit on a balcony in front of the Bay in the distance. Water goes into the distance with a bridge crossing the Bay. Two trees accompany furniture as the sun shines on the surroundings.

    Casa Cami boasts glorious water views.

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    Photo via Oxford Design

    After sharing our Q+A with Oxford Design, we asked you which of their luxurious spaces is your favorite.

    The most popular answer was Oxford Exchange, with 57% voting in favor of the longtime Hyde Park hotspot.

    Before we share the rest of the results, we’d love to get more votes in + hear what you have to say about one of our area’s premier interior design studios.
     
     
    The Wrap
     
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