Forecast: A few days of warmth across Tampa Bay ahead of another cold front

Everybody's warming for the weekend.
Published December 7 2018

The last dregs of a cold snap are on the way out of the Tampa Bay area Friday morning as temperatures begin to warm this afternoon, for a few days at least.

The National Weather Service said temperatures will return to normal Friday, topping out in the mid 70s after starting in the low 50s. The warming trend continues Saturday as temperatures drop to the upper 50s overnight before shooting back up to 80 in the afternoon. Expect mostly sunny skies and low chances of rain for both days.

Don’t get too used to it, though, as the next cold front is expected to push through the bay area Sunday, bringing an 80 percent chance of rain. While temps will still be in the middle 70s, the front will push showers and thunderstorms across the region. However, the Weather Service expects the highest concentration of storms to the north, around the Nature Coast.

That front is currently making its way across Texas and should hit the Panhandle on Saturday, then the bay area on Sunday. Behind the front is another system of high pressure that’ll bring more cool, dry weather to the area Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures Monday and Tuesday will fall again into the 60s.


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