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More record heat for Tampa Bay to close out week, ahead of a slightly cooler Sunday

It'll be another searing day in Tampa Bay as record-breaking highs are forecast Thursday after a week-long trudge through the heat.

But relief is expected later this weekend.

A forecast high of 92 would bet the previous high of 90 set in 1989, with scarce cloud cover and a less than 10 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. By late afternoon, isolated scattered showers could pop up around Tampa Bay, but they will be short-lived.

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

Near record-breaking heat also is forecast for Friday and Saturday with temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Rain chances will continue to be less than 20 percent around Tampa Bay with mostly clear skies and high humidity.

But by the end of the weekend, a cold front will sweep across Florida but could stall before it reaches Tampa Bay, according to Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Hubbard.

"On Sunday we should have a front coming through the area which may bring around some showers and cloudy conditions," Hubbard said. "It won't give us much of a difference in temperatures, but it may bring some drier air so we can enjoy a nicer breeze."

Enjoy the more pleasant conditions while you can. Hubbard said that heat and humidity will return by early next week.

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