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Forecast: Extreme heat continues with near record highs in Tampa Bay

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There's no relief from the unseasonably warm weather Tampa Bay and much of Florida has seen the last week.

According to the National Weather Service, a strong ridge of high pressure is still holding over the region, bearing heat and mostly dry air down on us.

The Weather Service predicts Tuesday's afternoon high to reach 97 degrees, the record high set back in 1989. Temperatures cool to the 80s in the evening and middle 70s overnight.

Some moisture has started to sneak back in, bringing with it more humidity. So, real-feel temperatures might be a few degrees warmer than what the thermometer shows. The moisture will allow for a pop-up shower or storm around the Nature Coast, but Tampa Bay should be dry through the week.

The high pressure should begin to break up by the end of the week, allowing the chance for some sea breeze storms to slowly increase. Temperatures should cool slightly as the week goes on, dropping to the lower 90s, but they'll still hold well above normal.

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EXTENDED FORECAST: The 10-day outlook for the Tampa Bay area

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LIVE RADAR: Interactive storm track, hourly outlooks, 10-day forecasts and weather alerts

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

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