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Forecast: Muggy and hot with a chance of rain for Pride festivities

As the first weekend of summer swings in, it appears Tampa Bay should expect more heat, humidity and a chance of afternoon showers.

Increased moisture in the Gulf of Mexico will result in scattered showers and isolated storms for coastal areas of Tampa Bay, according to the National Weather Service. These showers should pester the coast Friday morning, but the sea breeze will push many of them east into the peninsula by the afternoon.

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

Around lunchtime, afternoon highs will reach 89 — but will feel more like 100 with the humidity, forecasters said. Skies should be mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of pop-up showers going into the evening.

Expect more of the same on Saturday with slight showers hitting the coast in the morning and moving further east by the afternoon. Temperatures will remain around 90 and feeling even hotter.

Bring an umbrella for those scattered showers and isolated storms while attending the St. Pete Pride festivities. Rain should dry up by the evening ,so many of the night events will be a bit drier.

On Sunday, rain chances will increase to around 60 percent as a body of high pressure reaches into southwest Florida. Expect the day to be mostly cloudy with frequent scattered showers and isolated storms.

Monday and Tuesday are predicted to be even warmer than usual and storms are expected to emerge throughout both days.

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