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Quick warm-up expected after chilly start in Tampa Bay area
Published:   |   Updated: May 16, 2013 at 09:48 PM

A blast of cool air that caused a chilly start to today won't last into the afternoon but a second cold front that arrives Thursday night will drop temperatures again.

Tampa Bay area residents woke up this morning to temperatures between 10 and 30 degrees colder than Tuesday, said News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann. But as the sun comes out, temperatures are expected to climb to the upper 70s, which is above the seasonal average, Spann said.

A cold front arrives Thursday night and early Friday morning, bringing a 40 percent chance of rain and much cooler temperatures, Spann said.

The high on Friday, which is the first day of winter, will be in the mid-60s, Spann said.

Low temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid-40s with highs in the upper 60s.