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