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  1. Local Weather

A mostly warm and dry week ahead for Tampa Bay

A slightly rainy Sunday will be followed by a mostly-dry week, forecasters predict.
Justin Callahan, 34, from St. Pete, looks out to the water as the sunrises on a crips morning at North Shore Park on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times]

NASCAR fans probably wish the Great American Race started on Monday instead of Sunday.

As multiple rain delays break the Daytona 500 into segments, the state of Florida and Tampa Bay are in store for a warm and dry week.

Tampa Bay’s weather will start with a high of 81 on President’s Day and close with a high of 71 on Friday, according to Spectrum Bay News 9. The weather lines up with what’s typical in the region during February — little rain and an average high of 72 degrees.

There will be a slight dip in temperature on Thursday and Friday as a small cold front moves in, forecasters say. But even then, temperatures should get no colder than the upper 40s. That cold front will linger throughout the weekend.

Tampa Bay will have a 10 percent chance of rain on Monday and will be cloudy. While no rain is excepted Tuesday, forecasters say the 10 percent chance of rain will return again for Wednesday and Thursday, before then returning to no-chance again on Friday.