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Forecasters monitoring system that could bring heavy rain to Tampa Bay area

Meteorologists are watching a system to the south that could bring several days of gray skies and steady rain to the Tampa Bay area.

A low pressure system will begin to move in today with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers. The probability of rain will increase to 50 percent over the weekend and into early next week.

"It's not a one-day event. It's going to build up and then it's going to slowly wind down," said Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure.

McClure said the rainfall totals will vary, with more in inland areas. Daytime highs will remain in the mid-80s and nighttime lows in the 70s.

Computer models show the system battering Florida's east coast with up to seven inches of rain, though less rain is expected in this area.

Forecasters monitoring system that could bring heavy rain to Tampa Bay area 10/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:54pm]
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