Forecast: Clear Skies; Cold & Windy Thursday Morning

9:39 PM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
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    Northerly winds will continue to usher in cool, dry air overnight.  Low temps will range from the mid 40's for the Tampa Bay area to the mid 30's for parts of the Nature Coast.  A frost advisory has been issued for Citrus, and Hernando counties from 4AM until 9AM Thursday.  Skies will be clear overnight; allowing for good radiational cooling.  A reinforcing shot of cool air  will keep high temps on Thursday well below average, with readings in the upper 60's.  Skies will be sunny with north winds from 10-20 miles per hour. 

    A warming trend will begin on Friday as our winds shift to the northeast as high pressure settles in across north central Florida.  Temperatures will continue to warm into the weekend, with highs back in the upper 70's and low 80's.

Overnight Clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 66. Wind chill values as low as 39 early. North wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Thursday Night Clear, with a low around 43. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

Friday Night Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 50. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 82.