Excessive heat continues through the weekend.
The local area can expect high heat and localized thunderstorms today.
Rain is in the forecast for the first half of the week.
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to begin moving north Friday.
A cold front will bring a chance of severe thunderstorms Tuesday.
More severe weather is forecast for the area beginning Tuesday into Wednesday.
This area is looking at possibly severe weather this weekend, to include damaging winds and tornadoes.
The National Hurricane Center says disorganized clouds and rain near Tampa could develop into a tropical system.
According to the National Hurricane Center, a tropical system is likely to form now that the low-pressure area has emerged over the Gulf.
Rain stays through the weekend and into Monday before tapering off.