ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A cold front is pushing through Tampa Bay this morning and will begin to usher in the cooler air behind it. As the front passes through is may produce an isolated sprinkle, but once is moves south the sun will return for the afternoon. High temperatures on Thursday will be in the middle 80s, but the coolest air won't arrive until Friday.
By Friday morning temperatures will drop into the mid-upper 60s and then warm to near 80 degrees Friday afternoon. This would be the coolest morning and afternoon that Tampa Bay has had since last spring. The last time Tampa had a morning temperature in the 60s was on May 17th when the low was 68°.
Another storm system in the Gulf of Mexico will be increasing the chance of rain once again by Saturday, while also bringing back a little warmth. Plan on at least a 60% chance of rain Saturday. This system currently has a high chance of becoming a subtropical depression or subtropical storm and needs to be monitored closely. Right now it looks like the center of the storm would track toward the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast.
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