ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A low-pressure system in the Gulf is bringing rain with some areas seeing heavier downpours. Overnight will be cloudy and breezy.
- Low pressure in Gulf bringing some heavy downpours
- Rain will taper off through Monday, which will be gusty
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The rain will taper off late as a cold front sweeps in from the west. The Nature Coast may drop into the upper 50s, while the rest of the area stays in the 60s for lows.
The upper-level low just behind the front will move across Florida slowly on Monday, so low-topped gusty showers will develop in the afternoon with this overhead. Winds will be gusty out of the west. The morning may bring a little sun and will be drier, but low clouds will be persistent in the afternoon.
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On Tuesday, the upper low finally will move off into the Atlantic. Low clouds will start moving out. Winds will be out of the north, so cooler air will move in. Highs will only be in the upper 60s, and it will be breezy.
Christmas Day will finally have lighter breezes. Skies will be partly sunny and highs will rebound into the mid 70s.
High temperatures will stay in the 70s into next weekend. There may be a few afternoon showers next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but no significant rain or cold fronts are expected.
A small craft advisory continues to be in effect. There is a high risk of rip currents. Tides are running above normal. Boating conditions will be much better toward the end of the week.
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