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Forecast: One more rain-free day for Tampa Bay ahead of another brief storm system

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Published Apr. 25, 2019

Get those light jackets ready. It's April 25, the perfect date. It's not too hot, not too cold and this year Tampa Bay won't disappoint.

Warm, dry weather is holding out for one more day, just in time to bring Miss Rhode Island's infamous "perfect date" quote from the film Miss Congeniality to life before storms roll in Friday.

Thursday will will see highs in the low to mid 80s (not too hot) and lows dropping to the middle 60s (certainly not too cold). High pressure between the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas is keeping conditions rain free, but a tad more humid than earlier in the week. A few isolated showers could pop thanks to the sea breeze, but the chances are low.

Friday, however, brings a much better chance for rain.

According to the National Weather Service, a mid-upper level low-pressure system and accompanying cold front are pushing through the central plains and western Gulf states today on the way to Florida. Storms associated with the front should hit the region around midday Friday. Unlike last week's storms, there is a low chance for severe weather, with the highest threat being strong winds as thunderstorms pass. The Weather Service said storms should clear the area by the early evening.

More high pressure will drop in over the weekend bringing back warm, dry air that will last through the week.

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