Forecast: What cold spell? Warmer temperatures are returning to Tampa Bay

The 7-day forecast for Nov. 29, 2018. [National Weather Service]
The 7-day forecast for Nov. 29, 2018. [National Weather Service]
Published Nov. 29, 2018

Tampa Bay residents who aren't fans of this recent chilly spell will be glad to know they'll be able to start shedding their cold-weather gear by later this afternoon while breaking out their short sleeves this weekend.

After a cool morning, high pressure will continue to bring pleasant -- although slightly warmer -- conditions across the region, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will reach the mid to upper 60s under building high afternoon clouds and shifting winds to the east.

Lows will only dip to around 50.

The high-pressure system that brought the sweater weather is moving east, ushering in a low-pressure system that could bring increased rain chances but much warmer temperatures starting Friday and through the weekend, forecasters say.

Highs on Friday will climb back to the mid to upper 70s with increased moisture generated by southeasterly winds. Overnight lows will only dip into the low to mid 60s.

Another warm weekend is ahead, with highs surpassing 80. The tradeoff? Increased clouds and a 50 percent chance of showers on Saturday night before some clearing on Sunday, forecasters said.


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