The Tampa Bay area is in for an ideal start to spring, today at 12:57 p.m.
After a cool start and some possible patchy fog this morning, highs today will approach 80 with just a few clouds, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said.
Lows will drop to the upper-50s.
Temperatures will continue to warm heading into the weekend as a high-pressure system pushes through and winds shift from the southeast.
An approaching cold front brings the next rain chances late Sunday into the start of the work week.