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Storms will lift north this evening over Hillsborough and Polk county and some could bestrong. The sea breeze may hold the rain away from the coast.

A trough in the gulf will continue to pump moisture and humidity into the area through Saturday. Storms will be common Friday afternoon and showers may get an early start Saturday morning as a shortwave lifts out of the Gulf. As it passes a front will be able to move into Tampa Sunday and will bring drier less humid conditions Monday through Wednesday.

Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. East northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday 60% Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East northeast wind around 7 mph.

Columbus Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind around 8 mph.

Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 71.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

Wednesday Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

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