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Hope you're enjoying the chill: Cooling trend to continue

After a night of freezing temperatures, yet another front will bring a blast of more cold air to Tampa Bay Friday night.

Overnight lows dropped into the 30s in many areas, and temperatures were below freezing in some, Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said, prompting farmers to spray berry crops with water to create a protective layer of ice.

Overnight lows from the National Weather Service:

St. Petersburg: 48 degrees

Brooksville: 30 degrees

Zephyrhills: 30 degrees

Dade City: 31 degrees

Clearwater: 39 degrees

Tampa: 41 degrees

Plant City: 34 degrees

The cold front that comes through tonight will bring similar lows into Saturday morning, Marquez said.

"It does mean it's going to be windy and colder on Saturday afternoon," Marquez said.

Most areas will dip into the 30s and 40s Saturday and will top out in the low to mid 50s. Sunday will be slightly warmer, with highs in the 60s.

"That's going to feel nicer," Marquez said.

Though chilly, skies should be mostly clear for the weekend. Friday night's cold front could bring a slight chance of showers, but for the most part it's sunshine ahead.

Hope you're enjoying the chill: Cooling trend to continue 01/17/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 12:39pm]
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