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Scattered showers, thunderstorms kick off muggy week across Tampa Bay

A large, disturbed weather system could drop thunderstorms and scattered showers across Tampa Bay. This is the same system that has caused water spouts and tornadoes to touch down around the Fort Walton Beach area in the Florida panhandle.

This storm has proven particularly damaging for areas along the coast, but it is doubtful Tampa Bay will experience weather as harsh, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday morning will begin with high humidity and a low temperature of 73. As the sun rises, storm systems will move toward the east from the Gulf of Mexico, and highs will climb into the lower 80s, forecasters said.

A few isolated showers should sprinkle the Nature Coast, forecasters said. Rain activity around the immediate Tampa Bay area could pick up in the afternoon.

Mild and muggy weather will stick to Tampa overnight with a low temperature in the upper 60s.

Conditions will remain warm throughout the week, with temperatures settled around the lower 80s, forecasters said.

The aggravated weather system should move past the area by Tuesday evening and will leave room for warm temperatures throughout the rest of the week. Starting Wednesday, temperatures will sustain in the lower to mid-80s.

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