A reinforcing blast of cold air is making its way through the Tampa Bay area on Thursday, bringing in even colder air than we've already seen this week.
Forecasters are calling for frigid temperatures into Friday, with overnight lows expected around the low 30s in some areas. In northern Florida, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid-20s.
That's even colder than this morning, when officials at Tampa International Airport had to de-ice some of its planes. A Twitter account associated with the airport tweeted a picture of workers de-icing a Southwest Airlines flight.
"It's even cold in Tampa! #deice" @FlyTPA tweeted.
Several area counties are opening up their cold weather shelters.
FOX 13 meteorologist
Mike Bennett said Friday could be our coldest day of the season,
but things will warm up slightly in time for Saturday's big Gasparilla parade
along Bayshore Boulevard. The high is in the 60s.
You can click on the video player to see his entire forecast.
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
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