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Beautiful weather ahead as clocks spring forward this weekend

The sunny, dry conditions the Tampa Bay area has enjoyed this week will extend through the weekend, according to Spectrum Bay News 9.
Deb Canning, 62, from Kenneth City, relaxes while reading a book at the City of Gulfport Municipal Beach, on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Gulfport. "Our spring has been fabulous,"Canning said about the weather. "I love Gulfport. I do beach yoga here. It's close and not near as congested as St. Pete Beach."
Deb Canning, 62, from Kenneth City, relaxes while reading a book at the City of Gulfport Municipal Beach, on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Gulfport. "Our spring has been fabulous,"Canning said about the weather. "I love Gulfport. I do beach yoga here. It's close and not near as congested as St. Pete Beach." [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Mar. 12
Updated Mar. 12

Sure, we’re losing an hour of sleep this weekend, but the weather forecast should take the sting out of any missing Zzzzs.

The sunny and dry conditions the Tampa Bay area has enjoyed this week will extend through the weekend and into next week, according to Spectrum Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

Ary Fernandez, 26, from Gulfport, shows the water off to her son Nova, 6 months old, at the City of Gulfport Municipal Beach, on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Gulfport. "I think he enjoys it," Fernandez said. "He definitely likes to be outside and see some nature and not be cooped up inside."
Ary Fernandez, 26, from Gulfport, shows the water off to her son Nova, 6 months old, at the City of Gulfport Municipal Beach, on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Gulfport. "I think he enjoys it," Fernandez said. "He definitely likes to be outside and see some nature and not be cooped up inside." [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

“There’s been an area of high pressure in place and it’s just dominated our weather all week,” Marquez said. “There aren’t a lot of complaints coming in this week to our weather department.”

High temperatures will climb into the low to mid 80s in most places in Tampa Bay and stay in the 70s on the coast with a pleasant sea breeze, Marquez said. Lows will hover in the low- to mid-60s.

Nice weather ahead for the weekend to take the sting out of the lost hour of sleep, according to Spectrum Bay News 9.
Nice weather ahead for the weekend to take the sting out of the lost hour of sleep, according to Spectrum Bay News 9. [ baynews9.com ]

Those temperatures are a bit above average for this year, but the lower humidity keeps conditions feeling pleasant, Marquez said. Temperatures will remain about the same through most of next week along with mostly sunny skies, but the humidity will tick up noticeably, Marquez said. Slight rain chances return Wednesday and Thursday.

Now about that lost hour. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, so move your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday and be thankful for all the electronics that move ahead automatically.