Get your coats out of Tampa Bay.
After a seemingly mild Thanksgiving, early models show that temperatures in Tampa Bay could reach mid-40s by early December, according to Brian McClure, a meteorologist at Spectrum Bay News 9.
It will be the coldest weather since February 2020 – about nine months ago.
Thanksgiving Day will have a low of 66 83 and a low of 66 66 on Thursday with a 10 percent chance of rain. “A cold front will bring cold air to most southeastern U.S. on Thanksgiving, but will miss us to the north,” said McClure.
However, the Gulf region will not have to wait long for a new front to reach the region.
The next cold front expected to reach Tampa Bay will come over the weekend when it rolls overnight on Monday. The fall to an estimated high on Tuesday could be as cold as 66 degrees for the first time, McClure said. There may be some rain on Monday as the front moves forward but it will rain by Tuesday, which is likely to be the coldest day of next week.
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon temperatures will be in the mid-50s, McClure said.
“We’ll have a big blast of cold air on Monday and Tuesday,” McClure said. “It will be the biggest explosion of cold air we’ve seen in a long time.”
According to the National Weather Service, the cold snap is likely to be a pleasant surprise for Tampa Bay, which has been on record for its hottest year. June 26 was the hottest day on record for Tampa when the thermometer of Tampa International Airport reached 99 degrees.
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