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Forecast: Scattered showers could dampen weekend plans across Tampa Bay

Scattered showers and thunderstorms could pester Tampa Bay throughout the weekend, culminating in a peak chance of rain early next week.

A small cold front will meander over the bay area by Friday afternoon but should have little affect on the area, the National Weather Service predicts.

Expect increased cloud cover and humidity as the cold front covers the bay. Some drier winds could agitate the cold front, spawning scattered showers this evening, forecasters said. But the chance of rain is less than 10 percent.

Morning temperatures have settled around the mid 60s. As the sun comes up, temperatures will increase to the mid 80s and humidity will increase throughout the day, forecasters said.

Folks planning their weekend should keep an eye out for rain. Scattered showers could form Saturday morning but the rest of the day should be warm and sunny with temperatures around the lower 80s.

The cold front making its way through Tampa Bay will shift into a warm front which could create some unsettled weather, forecasters said.

By Sunday, the chance of rain will increase to 40 percent and temperatures will be in the lower 80s. The chance of rain will continue into Monday as showers are predicted. Next week should bring cooler temperatures around the upper 70s and lower 80s, forecasters said.

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