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Cool air is coming, but it won't stay long

TAMPA — Temperatures will dip slightly in the coming days, but don't get too excited. The heat isn't off yet.

A cold front moving into the Tampa Bay area promises lower temperatures, but weather experts said conditions will only drop to where they should be this time of year: daytime highs in the mid 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s.

"We haven't had a real good cold front come through to really cool off the region," National Weather Service forecaster Ernie Jillson said. "This one's not going to do it."

After a slight chance of showers Monday afternoon, the cold front will dry out the area, bringing clear, "beautiful" weather Tuesday with a high of 86, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

By Wednesday, temperatures may drop a few more degrees before climbing again to close out the week, experts said.

Another cold front will likely head toward Tampa Bay on Friday, bringing cooler air for the weekend, but it won't last long, Jillson said.

"Some years, we just have to wait some extra months for the cool air to settle in," he said.

Marissa Lang can be reached at mlang@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8804 or on Twitter @Marissa_Jae.

Cool air is coming, but it won't stay long 10/15/12 [Last modified: Monday, October 15, 2012 12:55pm]
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