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Forecast: More spring heat for Tampa Bay, with rain on its way

The Tampa Bay area can expect above-average temperatures for one more day, before cooler conditions take hold — along with increased rain chances.
Published Feb. 11

The Tampa Bay area can expect above-average temperatures for one more day, before cooler conditions take hold — along with increased rain chances.

Some inland residents are experiencing light patchy fog, with wake-up temperatures in the low to mid 60s, according to the National Weather Service.

The warm weather will extend from the weekend and into the start of the work week, with highs eclipsing 80 and winds from the south enhancing that humid feel.

The high-pressure system that has generated this heat will move into the Atlantic, driving deep moisture in south Florida into the region starting in the afternoon, forecasters said. This arriving cold front will mean increased cloud cover and an increased chance of showers, forecasters said.

Expect showers to kick up especially on Tuesday night into Wednesday, when the cold front moves through and drier air arrives. Highs will only reach the upper 60s as skies begin to clear in the morning, with lows dipping to near 50.

That cool spell won't last long, though, as highs return to the mid to upper 70s on Valentine's Day ahead of another front that will drop highs into the lows 70s and bring more rain on Friday and Saturday, forecasters said.

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