Forecast: Near record warmth today

8:14 AM, Nov 29, 2010   |    comments
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Near record warmth arrives tot he Bay area today and winds turn to the southeast.  That will push the mercury to the mid 80s and near the record in Tampa of 85 set back in 1985.  My forecast for Tampa today is 84, so it will be close to at least tying the record. 

After a round of patchy, dense fog this morning skies will turn partly cloudy as it gets warm and humid.  There is a slight chance that a shower pops up this afternoon.  That chance is 10% here in the Bay area and 30% for the east coast of Florida.  Tonight will be mild once again with lows in the mid and upper 60s.

You can say good bye to the 80s for a while as a cold front rolls through the area late Tuesday night and early Wednesday.  This front will bring a 50% chance for rain, mainly overnight Tuesday into the first half of Wednesday.  Breezy S-SW winds will blow ahead of it on Tuesday, with much cooler and drier NW-N winds behind it on Wednesday.  This will drop our high temperatures to the mid and upper 60s with lows dipping to the mid 40s in Tampa and upper 30s north of town.  It will be sunny to finish the work week with a gradual warm up to the low 70s by Sunday.  The average high temperature for this time of year is 75.

Today: Patchy morning fog, then partly sunny skies and high of 84.  There is a 10% chance for and afternoon shower. Wind E-SE 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with lows it the mid and upper 60s. Winds SE 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Another warm day with an isolated shower.  Winds increasing and turning to the S-SW. Highs in the low to mid 80s.  Rain late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

Marine Forecast: Winds E-SE 10-15 kts, seas averaging 2-4' with the higher seas offshore.  Winds will increase tonight and tomorrow from the S-SW ahead of a cold front on Wednesday morning.  Small Craft Advisories are likely late Tuesday with seas increasing to 4-7'.

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