Bundle up, Florida! Cold weather shelters available with colder temps

Meteorologist Grant Gilmore forecasts the weather for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If you thought Florida would be immune from the arctic air gripping the northern half of the country, well, winter is here.

A wind chill advisory will go into effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, until 10 a.m. Tuesday for all of the Tampa Bay region. There's already that cooler feel in the air as a cold front presses through as temperatures fall into the upper 40s -- and it's going to feel even colder.

Wind chills from 15-25 degrees are possible from Brooksville northward and 25-35 degrees from Interstate 4 to Venice and south of Sebring, according to the National Weather Service.

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Cold weather shelters will be available in the following counties at the following locations:

Hillsborough County

  -     Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon
        Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
        Phone: (813) 635-8179

   -    Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country
        Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
        Phone: (813) 554-5004

   -    Hands of Hope Outreach at New Hope @ the Cornerstone, 310 N. Collins St. in Plant City
        Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
        Phone: (813) 323-4013

  -     Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma
        Opens at 6 p.m. for individuals and families
        Phone: (813) 671-7672

   -    Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
        This location is where families go for motel vouchers before 5 p.m.
        After hours phone: (813) 209-1077

    -    Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
         Open now for adults
         After hours phone: (813) 221-4440

Pasco County:

Cold weather shelters will be made available Tuesday through Saturday night. The shelters will open around 6 p.m. every night and close the following morning at 7 a.m. Families are asked to call the United Way to set up their cold weather arrangements.

Joining Hands Mission, 3333 U.S. Hwy 19 N., Suite 1 in Holiday, Phone number: (727) 215-8084

Restored Hope has limited services and individuals are asked to call (352) 437- 4815 before 6:00 p.m. daily.

Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills has limited services and individuals are asked to call (813) 810-8670 before 9:00 p.m. daily. No pets are allowed.

Pinellas County:

Cold weather shelters in Pinellas County will be made available Wednesday and Thursday night around 6 to 6:30 p.m. until around 6 a.m. the following day. The shelters may remain open Friday night as well if it remains cold. Families with children are asked to call 2-1-1 to make arrangements for family shelters. 

The Boys and Girls Club in Pinellas Park, 7790 61st St. N., Phone number: (727) 547-5437

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave. in Clearwater, Church Phone: (727) 446-3001. This shelter will be made available at 5 p.m.

Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, Church Phone: (727) 544-4551

The Turning Point, 1810 5th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, Phone number: (727) 823-7811

Salvation Army, 1400 4th St. S. in St. Petersburg, Phone number: (727) 822-4954 

My Place in Recovery, 1655 16th St. S. in St. Petersburg

First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E. Tarpon Ave., (727) 937-3271

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