Forecast: Chance of severe storms on Tuesday

- In the last few days, Central Florida has seen everything from bright sunshine to frost and even fog. Next up is possibly severe storms.  The National Weather Service has warned that there is a slight risk of severe weather on Tuesday, with higher chances to the north.

A strong cold front is due to move through Florida on Tuesday afternoon, FOX 13 Chief Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto explained.

“The front will be preceded by bands of thunderstorms, a few of which could be severe with damaging winds and maybe a tornado or two,” Paul wrote.

However, Paul says, it’s not a sure bet.

“There are some factors that would limit the threat of severe weather,” he continued.  “Water temps in the Gulf are cool, and computer models have struggled with thunderstorm forecasting all winter long.”

Either way, we’ll see more cool air behind the front.  Tampa’s highs on Wednesday and Thursday will only be in the 60s, and lows could drop back into the 40s before a weekend warmup.

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