Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Cold weather continues for Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay commuters were greeted with another chilly morning Monday as temperatures hovered in the 30s and 40s, about 15 degrees below average.

Winds were 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph, making temperatures feel like the 20s and 30s, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Logan Johnson.

The cold is expected to stick around throughout the day. Temperatures will struggle to get above 50 degrees, according to Bay News 9 meteorologists.

Tonight, a hard freeze — when temperatures reach 27 degrees or lower for at least three hours — is expected in Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Pinellas County is under a freeze warning.

Brooksville had some of the lowest temperatures early Monday at 33 degrees, Johnson said. With the wind, that felt like 25.

St. Petersburg and Tampa stayed in the 40s, with the "feels-like" temperature in the mid 30s.

Unlike many days this month, temperatures stayed above freezing, bringing reprieve to beleaguered farmers.

Johnson said a protective layer of clouds covered the region throughout the night and kept temperatures about 3 to 5 degrees higher than expected.

Tuesday is expected to be cold again, with temperatures dropping to the low 30s, according to Bay News 9. Highs are expected to peak in the mid 50s.

The rest of the week should be warmer.

Highs Wednesday are forecast to hit the 60s. The rest of the week should see temperatures in the 70s.

Follow This Just In on Twitter.

Cold weather continues for Tampa Bay 12/27/10 [Last modified: Monday, December 27, 2010 11:01am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Kidpreneurs — and adults — capitalize on gooey, squishy Slime craze


    First it was Play-Doh. Then Gak. There have been dozens of variations for sale of the oozy, gooey, squishable, stretchable kids' toy through the generations.

    Aletheia Venator and Berlyn Perdomo demonstrate the stretchiness of their slime. - Berlyn Perdomo and her friend, Aletheia Venator, both 13, make and sell slime which can be seen on their instagram site @the.real.slimeshadyy [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  2. After last year's drug-related deaths, Tampa's Sunset Music Festival says it's stepping up safety, security

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Alex Haynes worked three jobs. He had a fiance and an infant son. He owned his own home in Melbourne. Last summer, the 22-year-old attended the Sunset Musical Festival at Raymond James Stadium.

    He left in an ambulance.

    Last year’s Sunset Music Festival was marked by dozens of medical emergencies.
  3. What you need to know for Friday, May 26


    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    Read this morning why Florida's most prized sweet corn is nearly extinct. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  4. The last farmer of Florida's prized Zellwood corn is thinking of packing it in


    MOUNT DORA — Hank Scott steps out of his pickup between the long rows and snaps off an ear that grows about bellybutton-high on the forehead-high stalks.

    Hank Scott, co-owner of Long and Scott Farms, shucks an ear of corn on the farm in Mount Dora, Fla., on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The farm specializes in Scott's Zellwood Triple-Sweet Gourmet Corn. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  5. Trump's rock-solid support shows in Pennsylvania: 'Why can't we be friends with Russia'


    HAZLETON, Pa. — To many here, the fires in Washington are distant and unimportant, a confusing jangle of news about Russia whipped up by forces set on ruining President Donald Trump.

    A street in downtown Hazleton, Pa. (Alex Leary  |  Times)