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Hot afternoon follows strong overnight storm in Tampa Bay

A fast-moving storm brought high winds and heavy rains to neighborhoods across the Tampa Bay area Wednesday night, offering a much-needed dousing and a little relief from the above-average heat.

The storm brought about an inch of rain to Tampa and wind gusts of up to 40 to 50 mph. Thousands of residents temporarily lost power.

But by Thursday morning, all was quiet. Early temperatures in the 70s should give way near-record temperatures in the 90s by the afternoon, according to Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

Thursday's chance of rain is 30 percent.

The hot weather follows a record-setting day of heat Wednesday, when the low of 83 degrees was the hottest low temperature in 121 years for the date in Tampa. The high of 95 tied the record high for the date, set in 2001.

Hot afternoon follows strong overnight storm in Tampa Bay 06/16/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:47am]
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