Tampa Bay could break a few heat records this week

We're not quite in the "hot season," though.

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This week, Tampa Bay will get a preview of what’s expected to be another exceptionally hot summer.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say parts of Tampa Bay could very well likely break a few heat records in the coming days, as temps are expected to hit the low 90s beginning this Thursday. 

The NWS says Thursday could be the record breaker. For example, the hottest it’s ever been in Tampa on March 25 was 91 degrees, set in 1949. Tampa is expected to hit as high as 92 degrees between Thursday and Saturday, with temps in inlands areas like Lakeland hitting as high as 93.

However, the unusually high heat isn’t expected to stick around too long, and should dip back down starting Sunday when forecasters say temps could get as low as the 70s by next Tuesday. 

While it will certainly feel like summer, Florida isn’t quite in what’s called the “hot season,” which doesn’t start until May 6 and runs through October 27, according to Florida State University.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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