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Will it rain on Gasparilla's parade? It looks likely

TAMPA — There's just one day this week that's not poised for perfect weather. And some of you aren't going to like which one that is.

Saturday, the day of the big Gasparilla parade, now has a rain chance above 50 percent, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

But the rain could be mostly over by the time the parade starts, Marquez said. "The big question is the timing."

Marquez said that most computer models show showers rolling through overnight and early Saturday, with sunnier skies and pleasant temperatures after that. Still, a few point to rain possibilities in the afternoon, too.

"It's really too soon right now to say," Marquez said.

But no matter when it dries up, folks will be affected, she said. Those waking up early to snag a good spot along Bayshore might want to bring umbrellas.

Weather for the rest of the week, however, is expected to be sunny and comfortably cool with a breeze, Marquez said.

Temperatures will be between the 30s and 40s in the mornings, with highs in the 70s most afternoons.

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Will it rain on Gasparilla's parade? It looks likely 01/26/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:50am]

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