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Higher humidity, rain chances take over this week in Tampa area

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Published:   |   Updated: April 29, 2013 at 06:18 AM

After a dry, pleasant and sunny weekend, more summer-like conditions take over this week, complete with higher humidity and a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Commuters may encounter a slight sprinkle as a couple of showers move in from the Gulf of Mexico this morning, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said.

Skies will clear this morning, leaving mostly sunny skies and seasonable highs in the mid-80s.

However, winds from the southeast will draw moisture to the north, creating the higher humidity and generating a 40 percent chance of isolated afternoon storms mostly east of I-75.

The rain will taper off tonight with lows in the mid- to upper-60s.

Similar conditions will prevail through Thursday.

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