A strong cold front will sweep through the area overnight with winds shifting to the northwest. The front will exit the southwest coast of Florida by sunrise with much cooler and drier air working into the Tampa Bay area. The coldest night will be Thursday into Friday morning with temperatures dropping into the mid 30's on the Nature Coast and low 40's elsewhere. Patchy frost will be possible for Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. A freeze watch is in effect for Levy County where temps will likely drop below freezing.
Temps will start to moderate a bit this weekend with highs rebounding into the low 70's and low temps in the low 50's. We will see mainly sunny skies with just intermittent mid and high level clouds passing through.
Overnight Rain ending from north to south. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest winds from 10 - 15 mph.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 68. Wind chill values as low as 38 early. North wind 7 to 11 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North northeast wind around 10 mph.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 70. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 49. North northwest wind around 8 mph.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind around 9 mph.
Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North wind around 8 mph.
Monday Sunny, with a high near 70.
Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 74.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 74.