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Forecast: Sunny, crisp conditions across Tampa Bay ahead of a soggy Thanksgiving

Crisp, refreshing and sunny fall-like conditions will remain over the Tampa Bay region before a pair of cold fronts move through the area during the week, culminating in a soggy Thanksgiving day.

Temperatures are starting off around 10 degrees cooler than on Sunday morning, with wake-up temperatures in the low 50s — and in the 40s to the north, 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Grant Gilmore said.

The chilly feel is fueled by cool breezes. Sustained winds, around 18 mph in St. Petersburg, are also producing gusts around 26 mph and have prompted a high wind advisory for the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

As those winds ease, Monday will warm up nicely, with temperatures will reaching the mid to upper 70s under sunny skies, Gilmore said.

Lows will dip into the low 60s.

The first of two cold fronts will make its way through Tampa Bay on Monday night into Tuesday, as moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico will produce clouds and a 70 percent chance of intermittent showers.

Conditions ease a bit on Wednesday, but another cold front arrives on Thanksgiving, Gilmore said. That front could result in an inch of rain before moving out on Friday, setting the stage for a pleasant and cool weekend.

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