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Weather: Rain, severe thunderstorms possible

A cold front moving in from the Panhandle will spell an end to sunny weather today.

Tuesday morning began warm and humid, and commuters should manage to avoid the rain early on, Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said.

"For most of Tampa Bay the thunderstorm chances will be into the afternoon and evening," Marquez said.

An 80 percent rain chance throughout the day means that when you leave the house, you should bring a raincoat.

When the rain does arrive, there will be a slight chance that severe thunderstorms will bring strong, gusty winds. The same storm system brought flash flooding to Tallahassee this morning.

The front should move through by late tonight and will bring with it cooler temperatures. Overnight lows will dip into the 50s and even 40s in some northern areas. Humidity will fall by Wednesday as well, with temperatures topping out in the mid to high 70s.

Skies will be cloudy and wind is likely, but the rain chance is low.

And although Wednesday should be dry, the respite will be brief. Marquez said showers are expected to return Thursday, with a 30 percent chance of rain and temperatures in the low 80s. Friday should cool into the mid to high 70s; the rain chance that day is 60 percent.

Weather: Rain, severe thunderstorms possible 04/15/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:05pm]

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