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Tampa area forecast: Rain expected earlier in the day


Published:   |   Updated: August 2, 2013 at 06:52 AM

The Tampa Bay area will likely get some summer rain earlier today then in recent days.

Isolated showers are possible near coastal areas in the late morning or early afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

The rain should push inland, but could drive back to the west before after nightfall, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said.

The weather service said there is a 60 percent chance of rain during the day, 30 percent tonight.

Spann said the strongest storms, formed by the collision of east and west coast sea breeze, will form just east of Interstate 75.

Expect highs in the 90s with lows in the mid-70s.

Forecasters are keeping an eye on the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian, which has a 40 percent chance of redevelopment near Florida's southeast coast over the next two days, the National Hurricane Center said.

Even if it develops, the system is expected to skirt the state's east coast and get caught in an approaching cold front, Spann said. It shouldn't affect Florida's west coast.

The weather service puts Saturday rain chances in the region at 40 percent.

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