Boat parades that were planned tonight in South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach have been canceled because of weather fears.
Organizers said they will not be rescheduled.
Heavy rain is expected to approach the gulf coast near sunset Friday ahead of a strong cold front that has been bringing snow all the way south to Brownsville, Texas.
This same front will send showers and storms toward Central Florida during the evening hours, with a few of the storms containing strong to severe wind gusts.
The tempertures are expected to drop to the 50s when the rain ends by midday Saturday
Other boat parades coming Saturday and Sunday so far have not announced a change in plans. You can find the list here: