If you were up before the sun Monday morning, you might have noticed a slight chill in the air.
In Tampa and St. Petersburg, the mercury dropped into the 50s. Crystal River, Brooksville and areas further inland saw temperatures hit the low-40s.
While neighbors to the north might scoff or even laugh, those temperatures might require Floridians to begin wearing socks with their sandals.
So far, the low temperatures this month have been near the historical average. According to Meteorologist Austen Flannery with the National Weather Service’s Tampa bureau, the average low temperature for November is 60.3 degrees. The current month’s lows average out to 61.4. Flannery said that there was nothing unusual about the weather this morning.
The area can expect temperatures to rise throughout the week, but Flannery warns that the honeymoon won’t last long.
The forecast shows a cold front moving in over the weekend that could bring area lows to the mid-50s next Monday; possibly lower. What’s more, according to the National Weather Service, the cold temperatures could also bring cold rain.
So while you’re digging through your chests, closets and drawers for those scarves, mittens and sweaters, don’t forget the umbrella.