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Forecast: Sunny skies, 'Beaver Moon' to usher in a pleasant Tampa Bay weekend

Tampa Bay's 7-day forecast [WTSP]
Tampa Bay's 7-day forecast [WTSP]
Published Nov. 3, 2017

The Tampa Bay region's recent stretch of pleasant days and confortable nights will extend through the weekend and into next week.

Residents are waking up to temperatures mainly in the low 60s, and some areas to the north and inland may experience morning fog, which may reduce visibility to less than a mile. But that is expected to dissipate around 8 a.m. as the sun emerges, 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Grant Gilmore said.

That will give way to mostly sunny skies and highs quickly warming to the mid 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Lows will drop to the mid 60s, and slightly cooler to the north.

Rain chances creep up to around 20 percent on Saturday and Sunday as moisture in the air increases. But that rain is likely to remain east of the Tampa Bay area, and would be a light sprinkle at best, Gilmore said.

Folks out and about late Friday night into Saturday morning will be treated to a bright full moon known as a Beaver Moon, Gilmore said. The name was inspired by Native Americans who would set traps to catch beaves before swamps would freeze.