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Plenty of sunshine means hot, humid day for Tampa Bay

Temperatures will rocket into the lower 90s by the late morning to early afternoon Tuesday, while little cloud cover will leave plenty of sunshine to warm up Tampa Bay.

Tuesday morning will begin relatively dry with sparse cloud cover and few storms along the southwest Florida coast. Temperatures are expected to rise to around 92 by lunchtime, and humidity will make the temperature feel over 100, according to the National Weather Service.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to encroach on the abundant sunshine by the late afternoon. There is a 40-50 percent chance of rain throughout most of Tampa Bay.

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

Overnight, temperatures are forecast to drop to the mid 70s with partly cloudy skies. Any lingering showers should dissipate by midnight.

Expect much of the same Wednesday, with highs in the lower 90s under patchy cloud cover and high humidity. Showers will develop in the late afternoon.

Westerly winds will persist by the second half of the week, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms from the Atlantic. Many of these storms wonít reach Tampa Bay until late afternoon to evening, forecasters said.

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