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Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

Sticky day ahead of front that increases Tampa’s rain chances


It’s feeling more like summer than spring, with warm temperatures and higher humidity today leading to a weekend with increased rain chances.

Today’s high again will reach the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies, fueled by southerly winds and sticky conditions, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said. There’s a 30 percent chance of isolated afternoon storms today.

Lows tonight will drop to the upper-60s.

Rain chances climb to 60 percent on Friday as a weakened cold front moves into the area, increasing the likelihood of scattered storms – especially in the afternoon.

The chance of scattered thunderstorms lingers through the weekend as the front stalls over the area. Temperatures will remain above average into next week.