After nearly a week in the 80s, temperatures are set to drop—but only marginally—across Tampa Bay on Thursday as a cold front moves through the area.
Tampa reached its current record of 83 Thursday and saw above-average warm weather into the 80s throughout the weekend. That trend is expected to continue until Thursday, when a cold front should push in cooler, drier air, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.
"Thursday, finally, will be a little cooler, a little less humid for those who don't like it quite so warm and muggy," Marquez said.
But the respite won't last. Temperatures will only dip into the mid-70s Thursday and will climb back near 80 on Friday.
Marquez predicted a low, 10 percent chance of rain Monday and a 20 percent chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday. The cold front shouldn't bring rain, Marquez said.
While Tampa Bay experienced above-average highs last week, much of the country was buried by inches of snow and ice. See how this week will stack up here, with a few predicted highs and lows from around the country:
Topeka, Kan.: low 9 degrees, high 38 degrees
New York: low 25 degrees, high 45 degrees
San Antonio: low 32 degrees, high 56 degrees
Los Angeles: low 38 degrees, high 70 degrees
Seattle: low 30 degrees, high 47 degrees