Weather: a warm, sunny weekend ahead

Temperatures will climb back up this afternoon after a brief cold snap pushed them down Thursday night.

A cold front brought rain, wind and cool air and chilled Tampa Bay into the mid-40s overnight. Areas of Hernando and eastern Pasco counties dropped into the mid-30s, Bay News 9 Meteorologist Diane Kacmarik said.

"I haven't had any reports of frost, but most likely there's some patchy frost up there," Kacmarik said.

Friday morning remained chilly,but we should see temperatures in the mid-70s by afternoon.

"It looks like we'll just continue to warm up," Kacmarik said.

Some inland regions could see 80 degree temperatures Saturday, and most of the Tampa Bay region will be in the mid-70s Saturday and high 70s Sunday.

Showers won't make an appearance until late Sunday. But while the weekend will be beautiful, there's a bit of bad news for St. Patrick's Day revelers: a new cold front will drive thunderstorms in Monday, and the rain chance that day will be at 70 percent.

Be sure to enjoy the weekend's weather while it lasts.

Weather: a warm, sunny weekend ahead 03/14/14 [Last modified: Friday, March 14, 2014 6:44am]

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