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Sun disperses thick fog over Tampa Bay area

Sunshine eventually burned away a blanket of fog over Tampa Bay on Wednesday that had pushed visibility down to a quarter-mile in some areas, meteorologists said.

Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough counties were under a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The fog was patchy in other places, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez. Brooksville reported visibility down to a quarter-mile.

Morning temperatures were chilly, mostly around the mid to upper 50s. Some places north of the bay were in the 40s, including Wesley Chapel at 46 degrees.

Once the sun came out, it ushered in a toasty afternoon in the mid to upper 70s.

The warmest weather will hit east of Tampa Bay. An afternoon sea breeze means it could be up to 10 degrees cooler on the coast, she said. (If it hits 80 degrees, we have a few suggestions for how to celebrate.)

Wednesday evening will drop to the mid to upper 50s.

Thursday will be warmer, Marquez said; and Tampa could hit 78 degrees.

"But just like today, some areas east of Tampa Bay will be a little bit warmer," she said.

Embrace the heat while you can. A cold front is on its way.

The front will bring a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Rain could start Thursday night and last until Friday afternoon, Marquez said.

The front will knock Saturday's temperatures down to the mid 70s. It should be dry.

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