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Forecast: A rainy Tuesday afternoon in Tampa Bay? It could happen.

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Published Jun. 4, 2019

And now, back to our regularly scheduled rain storms.

Following a few relatively dry weeks throughout the Tampa Bay area, the National Weather Service said afternoon and evening showers should be returning Tuesday.

Rain chances spike to 40 percent Tuesday, the highest in weeks, as rain patterns pendulum across the region throughout the day.

A small chance for coastal showers will track east as winds out of the southeast pull moisture in. As the moisture mixes with a hot, 94 degree afternoon (with the humidity it'll feel like 100), that eastbound rain is expected to turn into some heavier showers and thunderstorms as it heads over Interstate 75.

But it's not done.

That moisture is then expected to swing back to the west, bringing showers and some heavier rain back over Tampa and Pinellas County around 9 or 10 p.m.

While Tuesday is expected to have a 40 percent chance of rain, the pattern should hold through the rest of the week with rain chances steadying around 30 percent through the weekend.

The good news: Things cool down as the week goes on.

The bad news: It'll still be in the 90s, just not as high.

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Contact Daniel Figueroa IV at dfigueroa@tampabay.com. Follow @danuscripts.