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Week will start warm, but turn cool and cloudy in coming days

Tampa Bay will see a steady drop in temperatures this week as a series of cold fronts move through the area.

Monday will be warm with highs in the mid 70s, Bay News 9 Meteorologist Juli Marquez said. The week's first cold front will roll through Monday night, bringing thunderstorms and wind Tuesday, dropping the temperatures into the 60s.

That pattern will hold through Wednesday, but a second cold front that night will push the thermometer down even more. Thursday and Friday will barely reach highs in the 50s, and that could mean very chilly overnight lows in Pasco and Hernando counties.

"They could potentially get down to freezing Thursday or Friday morning," Marquez said.

Tuesday looks rainy, but the rest of the week has a lower rain chance and should be only partly cloudy. Thursday will be cold, but clear.

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

• Los Angeles: Low 48 degrees, high 85 degrees.

• San Francisco: Low 47 degrees, high 71 degrees.

• Boston: Low 29 degrees, high 54 degrees.

• Seattle: Low 38 degrees, high 52 degrees.

• Denver: Low 25 degrees, high 58 degrees.

• New York: Low 29 degrees, high 52 degrees.

Week will start warm, but turn cool and cloudy in coming days 01/13/14 [Last modified: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:28pm]
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