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After cold snap, a warm and rainy weekend ahead

Morning fog clears over the Safety Harbor Pier early Friday morning.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

Morning fog clears over the Safety Harbor Pier early Friday morning.

After a week of near-freezing temperatures, Tampa Bay will seem decidedly practically tropical this weekend.

Friday's high temperature of 77 degrees and Saturday's high of 79 degrees will be nearly 30 degrees above most area highs last Tuesday.

Early this week, a cold front brought freeze warnings and wind, meaning feels-like temperatures dipped into the teens in some northern counties.

Bay News 9 forecasters say that front moved on, and we won't see a repeat of the cold pattern soon. Some areas will reach the 80s this weekend, and overnight lows will only dip into the 50s or 60s in most areas.

"Short sleeves are back," Bay News 9 Meteorologist Juli Marquez said.

While it will be warmer, the weekend might seem a little gloomy.

Friday morning brought thick fog to some roads, and a chance of rain was predicted for Friday afternoon. A cold front will move through Saturday night, bringing with it a possibility of strong storms and wind.

That front will cool temperatures slightly, but only into the high 60s, which Marquez said is seasonal.

"It'll just be a little bit of a cooldown," Marquez said.

After cold snap, a warm and rainy weekend ahead 01/10/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 10, 2014 11:37am]
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