Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Why do people even hold hands, anyway?

    Human Interest

    Nothing lit up the internet this week quite like hand holding, or the lack of it.

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on May 23, 2017. AFP PHOTO / Filippo Monteforte.
  2. Kickoff times announced for Florida-Michigan, FSU-Alabama


    College football's blockbuster season openers finally have kickoff times.

  3. Why not Kaepernick?: Ryan Fitzpatrick could be ‘Earl Morrall to Jameis Winston’s Bob Griese’


    As the football world continues to question the Bucs’ motives for signing Ryan Fitzpatrick over Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston’s backup, veteran NFL writer Rick Gosselin weighs in with this post titled “The Bucs are playing a mind …

    The Bucs want Ryan Fitzpatrick to mentor Jameis Winston.
  4. Mitch McConnell: Trump presidency 'indistinguishable' from what Bush or Rubio would advocate


    "What the administration is doing, not only am I comfortable with it, but I think the vast majority of Republicans in Congress feel that this is a right-of-center presidency, which is what we had hoped.

  5. 'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland denies anorexia accusation


    Modern Family star Sarah Hyland says her skinny appearance lately is due to a medical condition.

    Sarah Hyland attends the 2nd Annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center in Los Angeles in October. Hyland posted on social media May 24, 2017, that her skinny appearance lately is due to a medical condition.