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Could be a rainy Valentine’s Day weekend in Tampa Bay

It won’t be a washout, but scattered showers and thunderstorms will move into the bay area ahead of a stalled cold front, according to Spectrum Bay News 9.
There's a good chance that raindrops will mix with the romance in the Tampa Bay area this weekend because a cold front that is stalled to the north of the region, according to Spectrum Bay News 9.
There's a good chance that raindrops will mix with the romance in the Tampa Bay area this weekend because a cold front that is stalled to the north of the region, according to Spectrum Bay News 9. [ baynews9.com ]
Published Feb. 12
Updated Feb. 12

There’s a good chance that raindrops will mix with romance in the Tampa Bay area this weekend.

A cold front stalling to the north of the region will mean more clouds and higher rain chances on Saturday and Sunday, which is Valentine’s Day, said Spectrum Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

The current forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 60 percent chance Sunday.

“It’s not going to be a washout, there will just be periods of rain coming in and some scattered thunderstorms,” Marquez said. “For those planning any outdoor Valentine’s Day activities, whether it’s a picnic or day at the beach, they’ll just have to check in with us for Klystron 9 updates.”

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The cooler, drier air will remain on the other side of the front, so temperatures locally will remain above normal for this time of year, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 60s, Marquez said. The humidity will stick around, too.

The mild temperatures remain through most of next week, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and a 30 or 40 percent chance of rain each day through Thursday.