Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Tornado watch in effect until late tonight

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a large area of west-central Florida, including all of Tampa Bay, Pasco, Hernando and Polk counties to the north and Sarasota to the south. It will remain in effect until 11 p.m. today. High winds are also expected to create hazardous conditions on beaches and lakes.

 

The work week will start rolling with a wet and windy St. Patrick's Day.

"We expect showers and thunderstorms to continue to come into the area from the Gulf of Mexico," Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said.

Winds were gusting as high as 30 miles per hour Monday morning and the rain chance was at 90 percent, Marquez said. There will be a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across the majority of the Tampa Bay area through tonight.

Temperatures will be in the mid to high 70s today, but will begin to cool down Tuesday, when a cold front moves across the area. Highs will be in the low 70s Tuesday, but temperatures will drop into the 50s overnight.

Wednesday will climb back into the mid 70s, and rain and wind should clear out by midweek. Temperatures will gradually warm as well, with Friday topping out in the high 70s.

For some perspective, here's a list of predicted highs and lows from around the country this week:

Seattle: low 38 degrees, high 50 degrees

Washington, D.C.: low 28 degrees, high 63 degrees

New York: low 25 degrees, high 51 degrees

Las Vegas: low 53 degrees, high 81 degrees

Los Angeles: low 55 degrees, high 79 degrees

   
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