ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Winter's grip on Florida -- of all places -- isn't letting go just yet.

A freeze warning lasts through the morning Thursday. This includes all of Tampa Bay, where the air temperature has dropped below 30 degrees.

Tampa fell to 29 degrees at 6 a.m., which tied a low record set in 1981.

Farther north into Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, the temperature fell into the low to mid-20s.

Wind chill values across Tampa Bay are forecast to drop into the 20s late Wednesday into early Thursday, Jan. 18.
Wind chill values across Tampa Bay are forecast to drop into the 20s late Wednesday into early Thursday, Jan. 18.

Bottom line: it'll be cold everywhere, with wind chill values in the 20s.

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