MANATEE — Expect a bit chillier weather Tuesday morning — in fact the coldest weather of the winter so far.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the early hours of Tuesday, warning that temperatures could feel as if they were in the low- to mid-30s. With the wind chill factor, residents will experience the coldest weather so far this winter.
Brian Lamarre, a meteorologist at the weather service station in Ruskin, said this evening there is very little chance for a freeze since the wind chill is what the temperature feels like on the skin and not the actual air temperature.
A strong surge of cold air from the north is pushing temperatures into the low 40s and down to the upper 30s between midnight Monday and 6:30 a.m. today. With the added 5-10 mph winds, the temperatures will feel like it is in the low- to mid-30s.
Lamarre said it is expected to warm up Tuesday and overnight but will cool down again Friday and through the weekend with lows in the upper 30s and highs around 60.
Today is expected to be sunny with highs in the lower 60s. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid-40s.