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Rain likely to taper off just in time for Halloween night

Trick-or-treaters may have nothing to fear: Rain moving through the region should dry up just in time for Halloween night, forecasters said.

Scattered showers rolled into the Tampa Bay area Monday morning, which had a 50 percent chance of precipitation.

Showers were expected to continue through the afternoon, but chance of rain was expected to drop to about 20 percent by the late afternoon, meteorologists said.

As Halloween night approaches, experts said, rain chances will drop to next to nothing.

"Most of the shower activity will be during the morning hours," said National Weather Service forecaster John McMichael. "We should have a dry evening for the trick-or-treaters."

Clouds will likely hover over the region throughout the day, but as a warm, moist air mass to the south continues to move away from the Tampa Bay area, weather will return to normal, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

Coming days will bring breezy and mild conditions, with highs in the 70s and low 80s.

Rain likely to taper off just in time for Halloween night 10/31/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 31, 2011 1:00pm]

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