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After sunny weekend, rain returns to Tampa Bay area

September marks the end to the Tampa Bay area's traditional rainy season, but the rain isn't quite over yet.

Typically the peak of the rainy season is in August, with September serving as "the winding down month," said Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure.

After downpours from Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac, the region has spent a few days drying out. However, rain chances start climbing again Tuesday, going from 20 percent to 30 to 40 percent and beyond this week, he said.

On average the Tampa Bay area gets more than 44 inches of rain a year, which is a higher average than the 33 inches in notoriously drizzly Seattle.

After sunny weekend, rain returns to Tampa Bay area 09/03/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 3, 2012 5:36pm]
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