Yesterday’s severe weather came with hail and power outages. Some 3,000 Duke Energy customers lost power in Pinellas County but the majority of those have been restored. Our meteorologists from 10 Tampa Bay predict a strong chance for more storms today, and possibly Friday. The Dove Tampa Bay Forecast for Memorial Day weekend forecast is looking much better with a low chance of rain Saturday, and sunny skies with high’s in the upper 80′s Sunday and Monday.
One week from today, it will be the official start of hurricane season, and in the Dove Hurricane Guide. Chief Meteorologist Bobby Deskins joined Ann Kelly for a discussion on the season and how to prepare for What’s Good In Tampa Bay. The Dove Hurricane Guide also has the latest information on a new tropical disturbance, less that two weeks before the start of the hurricane season begins June 1st. National Hurricane Service does not give it a strong chance of development, but for the latest information from our partners at 10 Tampa Bay weather, please keep this page bookmarked.
With plenty of us on the roads this weekend, St Pete Police are partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation to crack down on aggressive drivers and people who text and drive. The Enhanced Law Enforcement Engagement program will target some of the deadliest intersections in the city that include Roosevelt Boulevard, Gandy Boulevard, and the Pinellas Bayway. The increased law enforcement will last at least through October.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season, and at Tampa International Airport there’s already a significant rise in passengers. TPA expects it to be the busiest summer ever with up to 70,000 passing through during the week, and up to 90,000 on the weekend. Follow their Twitter feed for advisories and more this weekend.
Portions of south-central Hillsborough County were under a precautionary boil water notice, from the south of State Road 60 and east of Interstate 75 yesterday, but that has since been dropped. The order went into effect when water pressure dropped, and pumps did not automatically go on to generator power. Officials say everything is back to normal. If you do have questions or concerns, call the county’s Water Resources Department at 813-744-5600.
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