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Weather: a drier day after Monday's solid soaking

The Tampa Bay area got a good, solid soaking yesterday as 1 to 3 inches of rain fell in most areas.

Those numbers stacked up throughout the day as a band of showers, traveling ahead of a cold front, moved from the Gulf of Mexico over west-central Florida and stalled.

"Once it started raining in certain counties, it just kept raining for hours and hours and hours," Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said.

Homosassa reported the highest rainfall total yesterday, 3.17 inches, and Bradenton broke a record at 3.04 inches. St. Petersburg saw more than 2 inches of rain and Tampa saw about an inch.

Severe weather was reported well into Monday night.

Tuesday should be relatively dry, Marquez said, at least in comparison to Monday. The rain had nearly cleared up by 8 a.m., but the cold front will bring windier, cooler conditions throughout Tuesday.

Temperatures should reach the mid 70s and will drop into the 50s overnight. Sunshine and temperatures into the 80s are predicted by week's end.

Weather: a drier day after Monday's solid soaking 03/18/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:25pm]
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