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Warm, dry Christmas to be followed by some rough, rainy weather

Another round of severe weather is headed our way.

Forecasters say a band of rough weather sweeping across the South could arrive in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday, bringing scattered thunderstorms and the possibility of damaging winds.

Christmas Day should be relatively dry and warm with high temperatures in the mid 70s, according to Bay News 9.

A low pressure system will begin moving into the area during the day Wednesday. Ahead of that system will be rain and thunderstorms.

"The major threat will be a little north of Tampa Bay, but we are still in the general area," said Paul Close, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

"Beyond showers and thunderstorms, we could have some damaging winds and maybe an isolated tornado," Close said.

Behind the front will be cooler, drier air, dropping daytime highs into the mid 60s on Thursday.

By Friday, temperatures should return the 70s under mostly sunny skies.

Warm, dry Christmas to be followed by some rough, rainy weather 12/24/12 [Last modified: Monday, December 24, 2012 12:00pm]

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