Mainly dry and mostly sunny on Thursday with hot temps and lower humidity

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Thursday morning will be mostly sunny with wake-up temps in the low to mid 70's for most areas. A few interior spots on the Nature Coast could see lows drop into the 60's thanks to a cold front that moved through the region.Dewpoints will be in the mid 60's resulting in less humidity. It will be hot for the afternoon with highs in the low to mid 90's. Rain chances will be very low; with just a few scattered showers and storms possible for areas south of Tampa Bay. By Friday, rain chances will increase to 50% - 60% coverage of afternoon showers and storms, as the cold front that dropped our humidity lifts north as a warm front.

The area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave is located about 900 miles to the east of the southern Windward Islands is not organizing and storms have weakened near it. The surface circulation is exposed to the north of the heavier thunderstorms. It has been moving to the west-northwest around 15 mph but it has slowed down. The system has a 50% chance of development in the next 48 hours. The system will be approaching the northern and central lesser Antilles by this weekend. As of now, forecast models Bring it near the SE Bahamas Tuesday. If this system becomes a tropical storm it will be given the name Bertha.

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