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Storms to hit Tampa Bay this week, but gorgeous weather to follow

After scattered storms during the beginning of the week, the region will see cooler and sunnier weather
Tampa Bay will see drier, cooler weather in the latter half of the week, according to Bay News 9.
Tampa Bay will see drier, cooler weather in the latter half of the week, according to Bay News 9. [ Bay News 9 ]
Published Sep. 28, 2020|Updated Sep. 28, 2020

The Tampa Bay area will begin to feel the first bit of fall weather this week, following a couple days of scattered storms.

Scattered showers are expected across Tampa Bay Monday afternoon, from St. Petersburg to Clearwater to Tampa. The National Weather Service predicts the rainy weather will continue into Tuesday, with high temperatures in the high 80s. There is a 30 percent chance of rain across the three metro areas on Wednesday.

But the rain is bringing some cooler weather with it. One of the first autumn cold fronts will move into the region Tuesday night, said Dustin Norman, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Tampa Bay.

“That’s going to cool us down and also dry us out a bit,” he said, adding that the cooler, drier weather is predicted to continue throughout the week and into the weekend.

The latter half of the week will be ideal for outdoor activities, particularly for those living north of Interstate 4, Norman said.

Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater are all forecasted to have sunny weather on Thursday and Friday, with high temperatures in the mid-to-low 80s and low temperatures reaching the 60s.

Forecasters are also monitoring an area of low pressure in the western Caribbean this week that could move into the Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. Meteorologists with the National Hurricane Center say the system has a 40 percent chance of forming into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

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