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Rain headed to Tampa Bay area as Caribbean system teeters on becoming tropical storm

The Tampa Bay area faces several inches of rain starting today because of a storm massing in the Caribbean, meteorologists say.

The storm off Cozumel, Mexico, has a 50 percent chance of strengthening into Rina, the 17th named storm of the year, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was producing winds near tropical-storm strength near the Yucatan Peninsula.

The chances of the system coming to the bay area as a tropical storm this week remained even more uncertain.

"It's still going to mean quite a bit of rain," said Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik.

Forecasts call for our region to receive 2 to 4 inches of rain starting later today. The chance of rain Tuesday is 70 percent. Winds could gust to 25 mph, Kacmarik said.

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