Forecast: Storms to precede big cooldown

- The weather in Tampa remains warmer than almost everywhere else across the U.S., but that will change dramatically over the next day. A line of storms will bring possibly severe weather tonight, followed by a big cooldown.

FOX 13 meteorologist Dave Osterberg says there’s going to be a lot going on as the week ends.

“We have a lot of weather to get through in the next 24 hours.  We have fog this morning, then the wind is going to pick up this afternoon.  Then we’re going to be dealing with rain,” he explained. “After that, we’re going to deal with some thunderstorms because as this rain moves southward, the atmosphere is going to be juicy.  And then we’re going to have cool air.”

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The overnight storms may be strong.  The National Weather Service says there’s a slight chance of severe weather for all of Central Florida.

After that, the rain will end in the morning and cooler air will settle in for a rare week-long cold snap. Low temperatures will bottom out in the 40s in Tampa next week, with even chillier nights to the north.

“It’s not going to snow though,” Dave Osterberg added.  “That’s going to stay to the north.”

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