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Tampa Bay to ditch rain for cool, dry weekend with lows into the 40s

The Spectrum Bay News 9 forecast called for a 70 percent chance of rain Friday. That’ll be all for moisture this weekend, however, as Saturday and Sunday have no chance of rain.
A couple who asked not to be identified are seen along the beach of Fred Howard Park Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Tarpon Springs. After a rainy Friday, the Tampa Bay region will experience sunny and cool weather this weekend.
A couple who asked not to be identified are seen along the beach of Fred Howard Park Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Tarpon Springs. After a rainy Friday, the Tampa Bay region will experience sunny and cool weather this weekend. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Feb. 19
Updated Feb. 19

After a week of rain and heat, a cold front is bringing a respite to Tampa Bay this weekend.

There will be zero chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday along with temperatures that aren’t expected to eclipse 72, according to Spectrum Bay News 9 Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay.

“Warm air is going to be pushed out of our area for a while,” Clay said. “We’ve got plenty of sunshine coming Saturday and Sunday.”

The rain was slowing down by Friday afternoon, Clay said, but was expected to continue through the night.

After the rain passes, the region will see cool mornings and pleasant afternoons on Saturday and Sunday.

The low will be dip into the 40s Saturday and could reach the upper 30s in Citrus County, Clay said. The high for the day will be just 66.

Sunday will be a tad warmer, with a high of 72 and lows in the upper 40s.

Both days this weekend is expected to be sunny, Clay said, but also more breezy than normal.