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Isolated thunderstorms to persists for rest of week across Tampa Bay

The chance of rain is increasing for the second half of this week across Tampa Bay, starting Wednesday afternoon with the arrival of thunderstorms that could produce gusty winds and frequent downpours.

A southwestern flow will dominate much of this week’s weather, maintaining a cycle of drawing storms brewing in the Gulf of Mexico onto land, according to the National Wether Service.

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

Isolated storms popped up along the coast line Wednesday morning. By the afternoon those storms will become more widespread as they begin to move over the area.

Highs on Wednesday will reach the upper 80s but with humidity making it feel more like105-110. If a thunderstorm doesn’t brew overhead, the skies will be mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain.

Many of the storms will begin to dissipate over the course of the evening, but isolated showers are still likely overnight. Temperatures should recede to a muggy 86.

Rain chances will remain between 40 and 60 percent the rest of the week, forecasters said, with hot and muggy conditions remaining intact.

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