A massive cold front impacting much of the country’s northeast is also ushering in plenty of cold air to Tampa Bay, which means it’s jacket season all week.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to continue to drop today, well into the low 40s, and continue this trend through most of the week. So, bring your plants inside, especially if you live in areas north of Tampa, like Brooksville and Crystal River, which will experience temps in the high 30s tonight.
Tomorrow should be even cooler, with Tampa experiencing highs in the mid to low 60s, and lows in the mid 40s.
“After a chilly start Tuesday morning, afternoon highs reaching the low to mid 60s for most of the area will be the coolest of the week as cool/dry air continues to filter into the peninsula courtesy of high pressure that will be centered to our northwest,” says the NWS.
These cooler temps are expected to continue through the week until at least Thursday, with temps staying below 70.
If you’re headed to the beach, know that the cold front is also bringing a high risk of rip currents and high surf advisories from Pinellas County all the way south to Fort Myers.