Weather alert: Cold front will bring cooler temperatures to Bradenton

October 21, 2013 

Temperatures will dip to the low 60s by Wednesday as a cold front moves through the Tampa Bay region, according to the National Weather Service.

A cold front will approach from the northwest Tuesday and move across the region on Wednesday. Ahead of and long the front, there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, including some that could become strong and produce gusty winds, heavy rain and occasion cloud-to-ground lightning, according to the Weather Service.

Forecasters are calling for a low temperature of 63 on Wednesday night, and 60 on Thursday night. The high both days is expected to be 83, down from forecast highs of 87 on Monday and 86 on Tuesday, according to the Weather Service.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain Monday during the day, and 10 percent at night. On Tuesday, the chance of rain increases to 40 percent by the evening.

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