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Weekend weather could be wet thanks to Tropical Storm Karen

A tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico could impact weekend boating plans and bring an increased chance of rain heading into Sunday.

"Any time we have a tropical storm in the Gulf we would tend to get some higher winds or seas," Bay News 9 Meteorologist Juli Marquez said Friday morning.

Marquez said the impact won't be felt as heavily on land, however, since the center of Tropical Storm Karen should stay well west of Tampa Bay.

A 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday night will give way to a 20 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout Saturday.

Chances will tick up to 30 percent throughout the day and 40 percent Sunday evening as Karen closes in on the northern Gulf Coast, Marquez said.

Temperatures should remain warm throughout the weekend, topping out at 90 degrees Friday and Saturday and 89 degrees Sunday. Evenings will be cooler, dipping into the mid-70's.

Tropical Storm Karen was moving northwest at 10 mph. Friday morning and was expected to turn north and northeast throughout the day. The storm's center was expected to be near the coast by Saturday or Saturday night.

Weekend weather could be wet thanks to Tropical Storm Karen 10/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 18, 2013 2:05pm]
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