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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
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Quick warm-up, but rainy weekend forecast for Tampa area

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This morning’s wintry feel will quickly give way to a warm afternoon, ahead of a warm front that will drive up rain chances this weekend.

Temperatures are starting out in the upper 40s but will climb into the mid-70s by late afternoon with southerly winds and a slim rain chance, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said.

The warm front will create humid conditions on Saturday, but with a 30 percent chance of isolated storms. Highs will reach the low-80s with lows in the low- to mid-60s.

A strong cold front will move through the area on Sunday. Rain chances increase, Spann said, with the possibility of strong to severe storms.

That front will also cause temperatures to plummet to start the work week, with highs topping out around 70 into the middle of next week.

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