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Warm weekend will follow current cool and wet weather pattern

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While comparatively mild and docile when contrasted with the ice storm gripping the Florida Panhandle, Wednesday's weather was nevertheless cool and wet in and around Tampa Bay. Reporting stations across the area recorded their high temperatures right after midnight, when readings hovered in the middle 60s. By daybreak, temperatures dropped to the middle 50s. At mid-afternoon, temperatures averaged around 50 degrees, with readings falling into the middle 40s around dusk.

Steady rainfall had also moved into west-central Florida by nightfall. As of Wednesday evening, models were suggesting the wet weather pattern will persist through much of the day on Thursday. Like Wednesday, readings on Thursday will range well-below normal across the Tampa Bay area. After morning lows in the middle 40s, the clouds and rain will limit high temperatures to the middle 50s Thursday afternoon.

Sunny and warmer weather by Friday

However, by Friday, skies will clear across west-central Florida. This will allow temperatures to warm into the lower 70s – close to late January normals for the Tampa Bay area. The warming trend will continue through the weekend, as readings reach the upper 70s and lower 80s for both Saturday and Sunday. This warmer weather will persist into early next week. Skies will range from partly cloudy to partly sunny, and rain coverage will remain limited to around 20 percent each day for Friday through Tuesday.

Links to more weather information

To get additional weather forecasts and more detailed information for Tampa Bay and the rest of west-central Florida, please visit the local National Weather Service website, the Storm Team 8 Facebook page, and Meteorologist Denis Phillips Facebook page.

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