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Tampa Bay a few degrees warmer Tuesday morning

Cows graze in a field Tuesday morning beside State Road 39 near Plant City. At 7:15 a.m., when this picture was taken, the temperature hovered near 26 degrees.


Cows graze in a field Tuesday morning beside State Road 39 near Plant City. At 7:15 a.m., when this picture was taken, the temperature hovered near 26 degrees.

It was a bit warmer Tuesday morning in the Tampa Bay area, but don't put away those sweaters just yet.

The real warmup is expected in a couple of days.

Tuesday started at 35 degrees in Tampa, 43 in St. Petersburg, 22 in Brooksville and 28 in Wesley Chapel, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

That's noticeably warmer than Monday, which began in the 20s in Tampa and in the teens in Brooksville.

Later Tuesday should warm up to the upper 50s with lots of sunshine, Marquez said.

Tuesday night will be another cold one, with a freeze warning in effect for Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, but after that it should feel more like a typical Florida winter.

Temperatures will be in the low 60s Wednesday afternoon and the low 70s by Friday, Marquez said.

You can blame the high dew point and light breeze overnight for the frost on your car, Marquez said. Because it was mostly clear overnight and winds were less than 5 mph, the moisture in the air built up on vehicle windows and then froze when the temperature dropped.

About 3,400 people are without power in the Land O'Lakes area, said Progress Energy spokeswoman Suzanne Grant. A feeder that sends electricity to a large area is down because of a surge in use, Grant said.

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