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Lots of rain to start week in Tampa
More showers and some heavy thunderstorms are coming to the Tampa Bay area on Sunday, and that pattern should be the same for the next few days. A southwest wind will bring in the moisture from the Caribbean Sea as it squeezes between the jetstream over the northern Gulf of Mexico and a high pressure system off of Miami. Sunday there is a 70 percent chance of rain, and that increases to 80 percent for Monday. The area will see some peeks of sunshine on Sunday, according to Bryan Bennett, News Channel 8 meteorologist, and then some drying before the holiday. There are some isolated storms appearing Sunday morning, but more will build for later in the day.Bennett said the best chance of rain is the inland areas, likely about 7:30 p.m. High chances of rain remain in place for the rest of the week, with a 50 percent chance of rain for the Fourth of July. But, the weekend might bring some relief as the chance of rain falls to 30 percent.