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Forecast: Another round of record heat for Tampa Bay, ahead of a rainy weekend

After a record-hot day across Tampa Bay on Tuesday, residents can expect more of the same today.

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Feels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area

Wednesday could see unprecedented heat just like Tuesday, when Tampa reached 96 to eclipse its previous record high, according to the National Weather Service.

High pressure will keep the heat locked in and the sunshine in place for much of the day as highs shoot to the mid 90s during the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Grant Gilmore.

Tampa's forecast high of 95 on Wednesday is one one degree shy of the record.

"A little more moisture situated across the southern part of the area could help produce a few isolated afternoon showers or storms, but most of the area will remain rain-free once again," Gilmore said.

Record highs remain in jeopardy again on Thursday, Gilmore said, with temperatures again reaching the mid 90s.

A very dry Tampa Bay may get some rain relief over the weekend, though, with a 50 percent chance of afternoon showers expected to roll in on Saturday.

Contact Samantha Putterman at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @samputterman.

Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]

Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]

Forecast: Another round of record heat for Tampa Bay, ahead of a rainy weekend 05/17/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:37am]
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