NEWQUAY, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 07: Crowds gather on Fistral Beach on the second day of the Boardmasters surf and music festival in Newquay on August 7, 2014 in Cornwall, England. Since 1981, Newquay has been playing host to the Boardmasters surfing competition - which is part of a larger five-day surf, skate and music festival and has become a integral part of the continually popular British surf scene growing from humble beginnings, to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. It now attracts professional surfers from across the globe to compete on the Cornish beach that is seen by many as the birthplace of modern British surfing. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Temperatures are going to be warming up, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, Tampa Bay area daytime high temps will reach the mid 70’s by Saturday… and upper 70’s by Sunday. A weak ridge of high pressure builds in to warm things up and give area residents their first “warm” weekend in a long time.

Spring break is also in full swing and that means thousands will flock to the beaches, no doubt clogging the Memorial Causeway to Clearwater Beach on both Saturday and Sunday.

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .