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It will be windy and chilly this morning in the Tampa area to start a string of days with below-normal temperatures.
Have an umbrella handy if you plan of being outside today as a batch of showers and storms ahead of front is moving toward the Tampa area. Then prepare for a shot of cold Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Temperatures in the Tampa area are running above normal again today as a southerly flow keeps a warm, humid air mass over Florida, forecasters say.
According to the National Weather Service in Ruskin, January brought 6.18 inches of rain to Tampa, nearly three times the normal, 2.23 inches. Last month was the sixth wettest January on record. The wettest came in 1948 when 8.02 inches fell on Tampa.
JACKSON, Miss. – A tornado touched down in eastern Mississippi as thunderstorms swept through the area today, while a powerful snowstorm buried parts of Colorado and Nebraska in more than a foot of snow before crawling into the Upper Midwest.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring.
Areas of dense fog have formed over the Tampa Bay area this morning, reducing visibility to a quarter-mile or less, the National Weather Service says.
It will be quite warm to start off the workweek in the Tampa area, with high temperatures jumping to near 80 degrees today.
More warm winter weather and sunny days are on the way for the Tampa Bay area.
Going to Gasparilla? The weather should be fabulous. Not going. Ditto, of course.
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