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Potential tropical depression to fuel Tampa’s rain chances


Published:   |   Updated: June 30, 2014 at 09:37 AM

The Tampa Bay region should brace for a hot, steamy start to the work week, but with a better chance of rain as a low-pressure system just off St. Augustine could develop into the first tropical depression of the 2014 hurricane season.

The system, which has an 80 percent chance of development, is expected to stay stationary for the next 48 hours before racing up the east coast, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said.

The impact locally will be minimal, with just an increased chance of rain for the next couple of days.

Highs today will climb to 93, with high humidity and a heat index climbing past 100. There is a 40 percent chance of isolated storms this afternoon.

The rain will subside this evening.

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