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Forecast: Heat dominates, afternoon showers possible for Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area will continue to get higher-than-normal beat Tuesday as temperatures again head for the 90s.

High pressure remains dominant over the state, resulting in the elevated temperatures. Monday marked the first day of 2019 with temperatures in the 90s. Monday afternoon peaked at 91 in Tampa and it should be the same Tuesday. That's not quite the record-setting level of 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, but its still warmer than the normal 84 degrees and hotter than you'd expect for April.

The day will start above average as well, with wake-up temperatures near 70, and will fall back to 86 by sunset at 8:04 pm. Overnight lows will drop around the low 70s.

Skies will be mostly sunny with some clouds Tuesday, forecasters said, but a few coastal showers or an isolated thunderstorm could develop near the coast in the late afternoon. The Weather Service said the best chance will be south of Tampa.

The Weather Service said things should remain pretty consistent until Thursday, when an upper-level disturbance near the Bahamas makes it way over Florida, bringing some stormy weather with it.

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

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