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Rainy Weather in Store for Westchase

Heavy rain and some thunderstorms are forecast for the entire Tampa Bay area.

Westchase residents hoping to enjoy a little outdoor time over the next few days might be out of luck.

The National Weather Service’s Ruskin office is calling for a strong likelihood of rain through Wednesday night.

“(There’s) deep moisture that’s going to be brought in through our area,” said Michael Lewis, a weather service meteorologist. “Intermittent showers and thunderstorms (are likely).”

Rain chances remain at 70 percent for Wednesday and drop to 40 percent into Thursday. Things should start to clear up a little from there, Lewis said.

While rain won’t be constant, anyone venturing outdoors might want to be mindful of possible thunderstorms and bringing along an umbrella wouldn’t be a bad idea either, Lewis said.

We’re in for “little pop-up kinds of showers and thunderstorms (with) really, really heavy showers,” he said. “There’s so much moisture (out there), it’s got to come down at some point.”

The anticipated rains aren’t expected to cool things off much either. Daily highs are anticipated in the upper 80s to low 90s throughout much of the week. Lows are anticipated in the lower 70s.

For a complete look at Westchase weather, visit the National Weather Service online.

If you know of any events being cancelled due to the forecast rain, tell your neighbors about them in the comments section.

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