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1140557 2999-04-26 00:00:00.0 UTC 2999-04-25T20:00:00.000-04:00 2010-12-17 12:51:52.0 UTC 2010-12-17T07:51:52.000-05:00 finally-florida-weather-returns-to-tampa-bay Published 2010-12-17 12:51:53.0 UTC 2010-12-17T07:51:53.000-05:00 news/weather DTI 69688295 It's Florida again around Tampa Bay. After a week of below-freezing mornings and bone-chilling temperatures, Tampa Bay residents finally awoke to warmer weather Friday morning. Temperatures floated around the 40s and 50s throughout the region and were expected to reach the 70s later Friday — 74, to be exact. That's two degrees above average, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik. This comes after a week of near-record lows in parts of Tampa Bay that caused residents to bundle and strawberry farmers to turn on sprinklers to protect crops with a layer of ice. It's still too early to tell how much damage was done to crops, which include strawberries, citrus and vegetables, but it's clear they didn't escape unscathed. Saturday should also see highs in the 70s, while Sunday is expected to peak in the 60s after a mild cold front rolls through Saturday night. Freezing temperatures could return to parts of Hernando and Pasco counties, said Kacmarik. The rest of the region should stay above freezing. By Danny Valentine, Times Staff Writer Hillsborough,Pasco,News,Weather,Pinellas,breaking-news,Hernando Finally, Florida weather returns to Tampa Bay DVALENTINEN djj2v5nqnbr3 djj2v Tampa Bay weather121810.web false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2010/12/17/69688295-finally-florida-weather-returns-to-tampa-bay StaffArticle news,weatherWeather NewsIt's Florida again around Tampa Bay.After a week of below-freezing mornings and bone-chilling temperatures, Tampa Bay residents finally awoke to warmer weather Friday morning.Hillsborough,Pasco,News,Weather,Pinellas,breaking-news,HernandoHillsborough,Pasco,News,Weather,Pinellas,breaking-news,Hernando<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">DANNY VALENTINE</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2289544 2016-08-15 12:22:13.0 UTC 2 Weeks Ago forecast-steamy-mornings-afternoon-storms-mark-return-of-normal-summertime news/weather Forecast: Steamy mornings, afternoon storms mark return of normal summertime conditions for Tampa Bay area StaffArticle 2291247 2016-08-27 21:44:36.0 UTC 2 Days Ago invest-99l-will-drench-south-florida-but-what-about-tampa-bay news/weather Invest 99L will drench South Florida, but what about Tampa Bay? StaffArticle 2290886 2016-08-26 00:56:29.0 UTC 4 Days Ago disorganized-invest-99l-still-targets-florida-strong-storms-possible-for news/weather Disorganized Invest 99L still targets Florida; strong storms possible for Tampa Bay area StaffArticle <p>It's Florida again around Tampa Bay.</p> <p>After a week of below-freezing mornings and bone-chilling temperatures, Tampa Bay residents finally awoke to warmer weather Friday morning.</p> <p>Temperatures floated around the 40s and 50s throughout the region and were expected to reach the 70s later Friday — 74, to be exact. That's two degrees above average, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik.</p> <p>This comes after a week of near-record lows in parts of Tampa Bay that caused residents to bundle and strawberry farmers to turn on sprinklers to protect crops with a layer of ice. It's still too early to tell how much damage was done to crops, which include strawberries, citrus and vegetables, but it's clear they didn't escape unscathed.</p> <p>Saturday should also see highs in the 70s, while Sunday is expected to peak in the 60s after a mild cold front rolls through Saturday night.</p> <p>Freezing temperatures could return to parts of Hernando and Pasco counties, said Kacmarik. The rest of the region should stay above freezing.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:59:45