Friday, January 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Rainy morning isn't what spring breakers had hoped for

Isn't this supposed to be March? In Florida? Sunshine and 80 degrees?

Take heart, spring breakers. The rain should move through by this afternoon.

Thereafter, high daytime temperatures Tuesday through Friday will be in the high 60s across Tampa Bay, possibly into the low 70s.

Not exactly balmy, but at least it should be sunny through the week.

"It's actually good theme park weather," said Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker.

The weekend will bring temperatures in the high 70s — just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday morning, however, looked rather gloomy. The rainy and windy morning saw small power outages across Pinellas County.

Progress Energy was reporting power failures in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater, Seminole and other areas.

Downtown St. Petersburg was hit by an outage at 8 a.m., affecting about 2,800 customers. It was expected to be fixed by 10 a.m.

Most of the other outages reported were smaller, ranging from about 10 customers to about 300, according to Progress Energy.

Several issues with transformers were reported early Tuesday morning, according to emergency dispatch. However, it was not immediately clear whether transformer fires were responsible for the power outages.

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