Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the kickoff of the workweek, but forecasters say New Port Richey area residents shouldn’t expect that to last long.
Monday’s rains are expected to give way to a week of rising temperatures and dry conditions.
“The rest of the week stays dry until next Sunday (when there’s) a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon,” said Richard Rude, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Ruskin office.
Highs throughout the week are expected to climb to into the mid- to upper-80s range. Lows will only fall to the lower 60s at the lowest.
While a nice week is on the horizon, residents should prepare for some potentially hazardous conditions on Monday, April 22. Rude said Monday would deliver mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. The showers are expected to begin in mid-morning and continue off and on throughout the day and possibly into the evening hours.
The weather service has issued a hazardous weather statement for Monday, April 22, warning of lightning and the potential for hail.
For a complete look at the forecast for the New Port Richey area, visit the National Weather Service online.
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