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10 Weather: Record heat and minimal rain chances

Record heat continues with very little rain in the forecast.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — After a few showers and storms overnight the skies will clear and give way to plenty of sunshine for our Tuesday. The sunshine combined with a southeasterly flow will send temperatures back into the upper 80s and low 90s this afternoon. The normal high temperatures for late October is in the low 80s. The record high temperature in Tampa on Tuesday is 90°, set in 1939.

Though there will be plenty of sunshine through early this afternoon the high heat combined with a fair amount of moisture will result in a few isolated late-day showers or thunderstorms. The chance of rain is relatively low, but a few downpours will be possible.

The chance of rain remains very slow through the rest of the week before a cold front brings a slightly better chance of rain overnight Thursday into Friday morning.

After that some cooler and drier air will start to push into the area for the weekend. High temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be in the low-middle 80s with lows in the upper 60s.

Today: Mostly sunny with a chance for an isolated afternoon shower. Wind: SE 5-10 MPH. High: 91. Chance of rain: 20%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a few isolated showers possible early. Low: 77. Chance of rain: 20%. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers and storms. High: 88. Chance of rain: 10%.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with an isolated afternoon shower possible. High: 89. Chance of rain: 10%.

Friday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers or storms possible. High: 84. Chance of rain: 30%

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