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Rain chances in Tampa area may depend on location

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the Tampa Bay forecast, per the summer norm.

And so is high humidity and heat, with the heat index as high as 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Whether you see rain may depend on location, according to WFLA-TV meteorologist Leigh Spann. Dry air across the southern end of Florida should mean fewer precipitation chances south of Interstate 4.

The weather service calls for a 30 percent chance of rain overall, dropping to about 10 percent tonight.

The forecast shows highs near 90 and lows in the high 70s.

That heat index reading means residents should use extra caution outdoors, the weather service said. The index is what the temperature feels like when humidity is combined with temperature.

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