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Spring breakers, get your sun while you can

Spring break beachgoers may want to soak in today's sunshine and warmth.

Meteorologists are predicting rain showers Tuesday, followed by a cool front that will last most of the week.

But warm weather will return for the weekend, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure.

The fickle weather comes as many local colleges and schools are out for spring break and students flock to Pinellas County beaches. For many students, each beach day is much-anticipated.

"The best day of the week for them will be Monday. That will be the most sunshine," McClure said. "The front will come through on Tuesday with rain showers, and behind it is a 10 degree, if not 15 degree, drop-off."

The University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College, Pasco-Hernando Community College and Hillsborough County public schools are all on break this week.

According to Bay News 9, Wednesday and Thursday will be partly cloudy, with daytime temperatures reaching around 67 degrees Thursday in Tampa. Clouds are likely to dissipate by the weekend, with temperatures rebounding to the high 70s.

Weather always fluctuates at this time of year, McClure said.

"You kind of get everything — rain chance, warm air, cool air," he said. "This is very typical for March."

Contact Brittany Alana Davis at bdavis@tampabay.com or (850) 323-0353.

. fast facts

Spring break

• University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College and Pasco-Hernando Community College and Hillsborough County public schools are on break.

• St. Petersburg College resumes classes today following break last week.

• Breaks for many are still coming up — March 18-22 for Eckerd College, and March 25-29 for Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando county public schools.

Spring breakers, get your sun while you can 03/11/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:22pm]
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