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Temperatures drop in Tampa, rain chances pick up this weekend

The Tampa Bay region will have one more day of unseasonably warm weather to ring in the new year, before a cold front brings a quick cool-down tonight and into the weekend, and increased rain chances.

After some possible patch early-morning fog, highs will reach the low-80s — not necessarily the record-setting temperatures the region has experienced the last couple of weeks, but still mild, according to the National Weather Service.

Skies will be partly sunny, and there is a 20 percent chance of showers this afternoon.

Clouds will build tonight, and rain chances will increase to 40 percent as temperatures cool to around 60 and winds shift from the northwest, contributing to the cooler feel.

Highs on Saturday will be 10 degrees cooler, reaching only 70 under cloudy skies and northeasterly winds.

Rain chances bump up to 80 percent on Sunday with highs in the mid-60s.

The cooler temperatures will remain intact into the middle of the work week.

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