The Tampa Bay area is bracing for another cold front coming through today. Here's the forecast for Saturday as well as the rest of the weekend.
- Cold front coming through
- Much colder temps expected
After some heavy showers and thunderstorms overnight, a strong cold front is moving through the state today.
Citrus County saw a strong storm roll through overnight, and Bay News 9's weather camera in Kings Bay caught it rolling through.
Check out a timelapse video of the storm.
Highs have already reached the mid-70s early this morning, but temperatures are expected to drop as the wind switches from the south to the north, ushering in the colder air.
By later this afternoon, most areas will be in the lower 60s.
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The good news is it will be dry Saturday afternoon and evening for all the national championship festivities. Just bundle up, as it will feel cold for Florida standards, especially due to the strong wind.
Saturday night will feature clearing skies with temperatures dropping into the 30s, and possibly the 20s, by Sunday morning.
Sunday will be a cold, windy day by Florida standards with highs only in the 50s. The good news however is that skies will be sunny with no rain the rest of the weekend.
Sunday night will be chilly again with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
For the week ahead, temperatures will start to climb back up with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through the overnight hours and Saturday morning, and a Gale Watch for Gulf Waters has been issued for the Gulf from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.
- High Surf Advisory has been issued along our beaches through Sunday
- High Rip Current Risk
- Surf 3-5 feet, large breaking waves will cause dangerous conditions
North winds of 20-25 knots will increase to 30-35 knots by late afternoon Saturday.
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