Warm, muggy, humid, potentially rainy. This is more typical of the type of weather Tampa Bay would expect to see in April than February.
But this is how residents are waking up on Tuesday morning, and what's in store for the next 24 hours, before a cold front fuels rain chances and drops temperatures ahead of another warming trend.
Temperatures are starting off in the upper 60s to near 70, with patchy fog possible mainly to the south, according to the National Weather Service.
As the fog lifts, winds will shift from the southwest, forecasters said. This could bring rain to the region this afternoon — primarily inland — as upper-level energy combines with the warm moist air.
Highs on Tuesday will reach 80, with sea fog developing tonight along with more widespread rain that will linger into Wednesday morning as a cold front pushes into the region, forecasters said.
Skies will clear on Wednesday as winds shift from the north, forecasters said. Morning temperatures will start off in the low 60s and only warm a couple of degrees as the front moves to the east. That will lead to gradual warming starting on Valentine's Day and heading into the weekend.
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