A high-pressure system covering central Florida is maintaining record-setting warm temperatures and dry weather across the Tampa Bay, and there is no end in sight.
Record highs in the upper 80s were set Tuesday in Sarasota, Tampa Bay and Clearwater. In fact, it was the hottest winter day Tampa Bay has ever seen at 89 degrees, 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Grant Gilmore said.
"We could maybe go the whole week setting record-high temperatures," Gilmore said.
RECORD HEAT IN TAMPA BAY: The sunshine will be in full force today as temperatures warm right back into record territory this afternoon. Here's a breakdown of what to expect: https://t.co/DcZA9EXvL9 #flwx #TampaBay pic.twitter.com/eWaD4a3MPF— Grant Gilmore (@grant_gilmore) February 21, 2018
Early morning commuters won’t see much fog or humidity and can expect clear skies through much of the afternoon. Humidity will increase around lunchtime with a high of 87, which could break the current record high.
Tonight, temperatures are expected to settle around 78 with clear skies and a gentle breeze from the south-southeast.
As the week moves on, temperatures will decrease to the lower 80s, which is still abnormally hot for this time of year, Gilmore said.