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Forecast: Enjoy these clear, warm days across Tampa Bay before the rain arrives Friday

Sunny skies and warm temperatures will take hold over Tampa Bay for the next two days, before another round of showers on Friday leads to yet another pleasant weekend.

A high pressure system is producing clear skies on Wednesday morning, with wake-up temperatures starting in the low to mid 60s. The only hiccup will be elevated humidity that is creating more a sticky feel, thanks to winds out of the southeast, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs will soar into the upper 80s under sunny skies, with some clouds appearing later in the day. Overnight lows again will be in the upper 60s.

Clouds will begin to build on Thursday as the front moves into the region from the west, forecasters said. It could produce some showers by Thursday night, with the higher chance for thunderstorms arriving on Friday morning, accompanied by gusty winds out of the south-southwest.

Much like a week earlier, when a line of powerful -- yet short-lived -- thunderstorms plowed through the area, Friday's rain is not expected to last long. Expect conditions to clear by Friday night, with the front ushering in a slight heat reprieve on Saturday with highs at a more-normal mid-80s range, forecasters said.

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