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Stormy afternoon coming for Tampa Bay area


Published:   |   Updated: June 23, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Another typical June day weatherwise is coming for the Tampa Bay area, with a warm start and then thunderstorms moving in later in the afternoon and evening.

A system off the east coast of Florida will move west and mix with a sea breeze to help strengthen late-day storms and rain. The same pattern will occur throughout the week.

The National Weather Service warns that the storms might deliver intense rain, gusty winds, lightning and hail in some areas.

There is a 50 percent chance of rain for the start of the week, Sunday through Tuesday. Highs will be in the low 90s and lows in the mid-70s.

Rain chances fall to 40 percent for the rest of the week, and the temperatures fall a bit with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid-70s.

The Tampa area has already received 9.08 inches of rain this month, well above the June average of 6.68 inches. Remember last year? That is when the region got soaked with 18.66 inches of rain.

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