ST. PETERSBURG -- Conditions will remain warm in the Bay area today, despite increasing clouds.
But those conditions won't last, according to Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.
Rain will move into the area Tuesday and, by Wednesday, temperatures will be dramatically lower.
"Enjoy the warm weather today because changes are ahead," Marquez said. "South winds will increase this afternoon and tonight, and by late Tuesday morning, showers will move into the northern Bay area from the Gulf of Mexico."
It will be windy with 70 percent rain chances on Tuesday. Then the colder air will move in.
Lows Wednesday morning will be in the 40s in most of the Tampa Bay region. High temperatures Wednesday afternoon will be in the mid 50s.
It will be even colder Thursday and Friday morning, with freezing temperatures especially north of Tampa Bay. The forecast low Thursday night in Bradenton is 37.
The rest of the work week will remain cool before a warm-up during the weekend.