Weather forecast: Lows in the 50s overnight into New Year's Day

By Diane Kacmarik, Bay News 9 Meteorologist
Last Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7:12 PM EST

Here's your Tampa area forecast for the holiday weekend.

  • Warming up
  • Some rain chances
  • Cold front later in the week

New Year’s Eve will not be as cold as last night was. Winds switched to southeasterly today, allowing the dew points to move up, so the air is not as cool or as dry. 

Skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy tonight.  Lows will be in the upper 50s for Tampa, to near 50 for the Nature Coast.

Surface high pressure stretches over Florida keeping our winds light.

On Sunday, the warming trend continues. Under mostly sunny skies, temperatures will move to around 80 degrees. As winds shift to southerly then westerly, it will be warmer in inland locations.

Upper level energy passes by to the north on Monday. Combined with more atmospheric moisture, this may be close enough to touch off a few showers in the evening.

Highs will be again near 80 in the coastal counties to low 80s inland.

Saturday morning lows:

Hernando 27

Crystal River 30

Inverness 30

Brooksville 32

Spring Hill 34

Brandon 34

Citrus Park 34

Carrollwood 34

Lakeland 36

Lakewood Ranch 37

Bradenton 38

Seminole 39

Largo 39

Clearwater 41

Pinellas Park 41

Winter Haven 42

St Pete 53



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